KUPWARA: Authorities on Tuesday booked a drug peddler and a burglar under the Public Safety Act in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
A police officer told that the PSA orders were passed by the Deputy Commissioner following a dossier signed against them by SSP Kupwara. The alleged drug peddler who has been booked under the legislation has been identified as Irshad Ahmad Lone of Kawari Trehgam.
Under PSA, the government can detain a person without trial, in some cases up to two years. The burglar booked under the PSA has been identified as Basharat Ahmad Khan of Batpora Hyama. As per the police officer, Khan is a notorious thief and his detention under PSA along with that of Lone had become imperative to prevent them from acting detrimental to the interest of the society. (GNS)