HC quashes PSA of two

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 26: High Court, while disposing off two habeas corpus petition, has quashed the PSA of Irshad Ahmad Khan, son of Ghulam Ahmad Khan of Sopore and Abdul Majeed Mir, son of Abdul Ahad Mir of Baramulla.
After hearing both the sides in length, Justice M K Hanjura observed, “life and liberty of the citizens of the State are of paramount importance. A duty is cast on the shoulders of the court to enquire that the decision of the Executive is made upon the matters laid down by the Statute and that these are relevant for arriving at such a decision”.
“A citizen cannot be deprived of personal liberty, guaranteed to him/her by the Constitution and of which, he/she cannot be deprived except in due course of law and for the purposes sanctioned by law”, High Court said while quashing the order of detention bearing No. Div Com K762/2017 dated 1st of November 2017 passed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and No. 155/DMB/ PSA/2017 dated 26th of December 2017, passed by District Magistrate, Baramulla.