UPSC Civil Services Topper Turned Politician Shah Faesal Booked Under Public Safety Act In J&K

Swarajya StaffSaturday, February 15, 2020 11:14 am IST
Shah Faesal.
Shah Faesal.

UPSC Civil Services topper turned politician Shah Faesal has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir, India Today has reported.

Faesal was put under preventive custody since 14 August 2019 at the MLA hostel in Srinagar following the abrogation of Article 370. The PSA will allow the authorities to detain Faesal for a period of two years.

Incidentally, soon after the abrogation of Article 370, Faesal was seen making radical statements like, “There is no Eid. Kashmiris across the world are mourning the illegal annexation of their land. There shall be no Eid till everything that has been stolen and snatched since 1947 is returned back. No Eid till the last bit of insult is avenged and undone”.

Faesal an IAS officer had famously quit the civil services last year by announcing his intention to become a full time politician. Following his detention he had even claimed that he was travelling abroad to file a case against India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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