PSA detenue from J&K dies in Allahabad jail

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SRINAGAR: A 65-year-old detenue, a member of the banned Jamaat-I-Islamia, booked under the stringent Public Safety Act and sent outside Jammu and Kashmir has died in a jail at Allahabad, officials said on Sunday.
Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, a resident of Kulangam in frontier district of Handwara in North Kashmir, was among hundreds of people detained under the PSA immediately after the Centre abrogated special status of J&K on August 5 and divided it into two union territories Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The PSA slapped on Bhat, an active member of the banned Jamaat-I-Islamia, was to end on January 9 next year, they said.
Bhat was suffering from various ailments and breathed his last at the Naini Central Jail on Saturday at 4 PM, the officials said, adding his body was airlifted and brought here and handed over to the family for burial.