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124 persons out of 201 detained under PSA in 2017 released: Govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday informed the lower House that at least 525 persons were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) during the year 2016 while as 201 were detained during the year 2017.

This was revealed in a written reply by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to a query raised by MLA Mubarak Gul.

The reply states that 124 out of 201 persons detained in 2017 were released.

“77 are still under preventive detention,” CM Mehbooba informed in her written reply.