Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti’s detention under extended by 3 months

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday confirmed that the party’s President and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has extended by three more months. The party confirmed the decision through a tweet. Mufti has been in detention under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

Mufti was initially detained on August 5 last year when the Centre abrogated the special status of the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into two union territories – Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Having spent over eight months in detention at two government facilities designated as sub-jails, Mufti was shifted to her home on April 7 in partial relief.

Mufti heads the PDP which was in power in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with the BJP till June 2018.

Initially, she was taken into preventive custody. Later on February 5 this year, she was slapped with the PSA.