Kashmiri journalist Majid Hyderi booked under PSA Tazaa News


Journalist and political commentator Majid Hyderi, who was arrested last week by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on charges of criminal conspiracy and extortion, has been booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), officials said on Monday. Hyderi has been arrested under the PSA and lodged in Kot Balwal jail in the Jammu region of the Union Territory, they said.

Hyderi, a resident of the city’s Peerbagh area, was arrested late on Thursday evening after the police registered a case against him following the orders of a court.

“FIR number 88/2023 under sections 120B, 177, 386 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at the Sadder police station on the basis of an order issued by the JMIC court in Srinagar,” the police said on X on. Friday.

He was arrested allegedly for criminal conspiracy, threats, extortion, providing false information, defamation, etc., the police added.


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