Srinagar: Authorities have invoked Public Safety Act (PSA) against Peer Mansoor, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and aide of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, taking the number of political leaders booked under the law to nine.
Sources said that a dossier was handed over to the PDP leader on Wednesday and he was booked under PSA. However, he was not shifted out of the MLA hostel so far. Shah Faisal and Hilal Lone, who were also booked under PSA earlier this month are also in MLA hostel Sub-jail.
35 mainstream politicians were moved from Centaur hotel on banks of the Dal Lake to the MLA hostel in November 2019 and most of them have been released now or have been booked under PSA.
Now, only four politicans are in the sub-jail MLA hostel.
Three of them- Shah Faisal and Hilal Lone and Peer Mansoor are now under PSA and Bilal Sultan is still under preventive detention.