SC to hear plea challenging Omar Abdullah’s Detention on 5th March

The Supreme Court today said it would hear on 5th March, a plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act.

Pilot has approached the top court challenging her brother’s detention under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, saying the order was manifestly illegal and there was no question of him being a threat to the maintenance of public order.

On behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir administration, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta filed the response on Pilot’s plea before a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee.

Attorney General K K Venugopal referred to an earlier apex court verdict and said that in a matter of detention, the petitioner should first approach the high court.

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