The Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to meet her daughter and son in detention, PTI reported. The court was hearing a fresh petition filed by Iltija Mufti, the daughter of the incarcerated Peoples Democratic Party chief, who had challenged her mother’s detention under the Public Safety Act and the two extensions in May and July.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy said detention cannot continue forever. “Detention for how long and under what order against Mehbooba Mufti,” Kaul asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre. “You’ll have to address us on the ground of detention and what is the maximum period and whether you can extend it beyond one year.”
Iltija Mufti has demanded the cancellation of detention orders and a compensation for her mother.