Mushtaq Veeri Booked Under PSA, Shifted To Kotbalwal Jail In Jammu

JAMMU

Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees Vice President and well-known religious cleric, Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri was today booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and was shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.

Veeri was arrested during a crackdown launched by the government against the religious leaders on February 22 and was lodged in Bijbehara police station. Officials told that Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees Vice President was shifted to district jail Mattan in Anantnag district. However, he was booked under PSA today and was shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.

However, Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees in a statement issued condemned the slapping of PSA on Veeri and termed his detention as an ‘attack on religion’. “Jamiat will not sit back on this.

Government should be held responsible of things that might follow it,” a statement quoted Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees President, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat as saying. Urging the government to release him immediately, Bhat said that people should thwart any plans ‘to ban Islam itself’. “The government is aiming to ban Islam itself from the state,” they said.