SC closes Mufti detention case

SC closes Mufti detention case

New Delhi, October 15

The Supreme Court on Thursday closed the case filed by Iltija Mufti against the detention of her mother and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti after taking note of her release two days ago.

“Okay. Good,” a bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said when the counsel of the union territory Administration and Iltija informed it about the release of Mufti, who is the president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

She was released on Tuesday night as the union territory administration revoked the Public Safety Act charges against her, more than a year after she was detained following the abrogation of special status of the erstwhile state.

At the outset, the Bench, also comprising Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, “Now you have released her?” Mehta replied in affirmative and apprised the court of it.

Advocate Nithya Ramakrishnan, appearing for the petitioner, also said they had released her.

The Bench disposed of the plea saying she had been released.

Mehbooba, 60, was arrested on the eve of the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and its bifurcation into two union territories on August 5 last year. — PTI

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