New Delhi: Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija and her brother can meet their mother in detention, the Supreme Court today as it heard her daughter’s petition challenging the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister’s detention under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).
“How long can Mehbooba Mufti be kept in custody”, the Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
Mehbooba Mufti, the chief of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been in detention for over a year after was arrested on the eve of the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and its bifurcation into two Union Territories on August 5 last year.
The top court today gave two weeks’ time to the Jammu and Kashmir administration to give its stand on how long Ms Mufti can be kept in custody and whether her custody can be extended beyond one year.
“What is the proposal of Jammu and Kashmir administration on her detention,” a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said.