Case filed under PSA on 3 teachers of religious school in Kashmir | Case filed under PSA on 3 teachers of religious school in Kashmir


Srinagar, 13 October (IANS). Police have registered a case under Public Safety Act (PSA) on three teachers of a religious school in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. In fact, some students of this school were found to be involved in terrorist activities.

Sajjad Bhat was an alumnus of this religious school, which in February last year attacked an army convoy on the Pulwama Highway as a suicide bomber. 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the attack.

IGP (Kashmir Zone) Vijay Kumar told reporters that the school is affiliated to the banned Jamaat-e-Islami organization.

“We have registered a case against three teachers of this school, named Siraj-Ulum Imam Sahib,” he said on Monday. Teachers booked under PSA include Abdul Ahad Bhat, Muhammad Yusuf Wani and Rauf Bhat.

He said, the school is under our supervision and the activities of about half a dozen teachers of this school are under surveillance.

He further said, our present action is against the people at the moment, but if the need arises, we will also take action against the school.

Police said that 13 students of this school have joined militant groups, after which the whole school came under target of intelligence agencies.

Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag, students from these three districts are mostly enrolled in this school.

Strict PSA empowers detention of a person for a maximum period of 2 years without any judicial intervention.

The act was originally brought against timber smugglers, but after the outbreak of militant violence in the early 1990s, terrorists and separatist politicians have also been booked under the act.



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