On Sunday night Srinagar MP and former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah is detained for 12 days under (PSA) Public Safety Act. The home department of Jammu and Kashmir has issued an order hours before the Supreme Court was to hear a petition by Rajya sabha member Mr. Vaiko against the detention of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah.
As per the order by the Home Department of Jammu and Kashmir, the residence of Farooq would become subsidiary jail. A senior government official told that Mr. Abdullah has been detained for 12 days but it can be extended maximum for three months. Any detention beyond three months should be ratified by PSA advisory board.
Last week Mr. Vaiko moved a habeas corpus petition in court to have the state government produce the former CM in court and set him free. The court heard the petition and issued a notice to the Centre and scheduled the hearing on September 30. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India (Ranjan Gogoi) asked Tushar Mehta (Solicitor General) for his response, he questioned the locus standi of Mr. Vaiko to file a habeas corpus petition for Mr. Abdullah as this petition is reserved for family members only.
However, under the Habeas Corpus, any person can file a petition and the liability is on the police to produce the missing person in the court and inform about his/her well-being.