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Shah Faesal detained under PSA after getting sent back to Kashmir, J&K Principal Secretary cites 'law and order requirement'

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal was detained by authorities at the Delhi airport on Wednesday and sent back to Kashmir, officials said.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 14, 2019 18:25 IST
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Shah Faesal sent back to Kashmir from Delhi, detained under PSA in Srinagar

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Wednesday was sent back to Kashmir from the Delhi airport and detained here under the Public Safety Act (PSA), officials said.

Faesal, who was bound for Istanbul, was detained at the airport on Wednesday morning, they said.

The former bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir had floated a political outfit after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

After being detained at the Delhi airport, he was again detained under the PSA on his arrival in Srinagar, the officials said.

Principal Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir Rohit Kansal refused to comment on "individuals" but said, "Any detention or arrest is based on local assessment of law and order requirement and taken accordingly."

Post the removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, provided under Article 370, Faesal had said Kashmir is experiencing an "unprecedented" lockdown and its eight million population "incarcerated" like never before.

He is the president of the J&K Peoples Movement party. 

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