New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA) on March 5. Also Read - You Will Have to Give 700 Tonnes Oxygen to Delhi Every Day: Supreme Court to Centre
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta filed the response on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Pilot’s plea before a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee. Also Read - Remarks against EC: Retrograde to Restrain HCs From Making Observations or Gag Media From Reporting Observations, Says SC
Attorney General K K Venugopal referred to an earlier apex court verdict and said that in a matter of detention, the petitioner should first approach the high court. Also Read - Third Wave is Coming, Oxygen Crisis Needs to End Now: Supreme Court Raps Centre
The bench, while posting the matter for hearing on Thursday, said that the petitioner can file a rejoinder, if any, on the response filed by the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
Pilot has approached the top court challenging her brother’s detention under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, saying the order was “manifestly illegal” and there was no question of him being a “threat to the maintenance of public order”.