High court seeks detention records of Ali Mohd Sagar

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Srinagar: Justice Sindhu Sharma hearing the plea of Ali Mohd Sagar through video conferencing directed the authorities to place before the Court on next date of hearing, the records pertaining to the detention of A.M. Sagar, who has approached the High Court through his counsel Shuja-ul-Haq challenging the detention order passed by District Magistrate Srinagar vide order No. DMS/ PSA/145/2019 against him dated 5-02-2020.

He has also filed an application for changing his present place of lodgement in light recent pandemic COVID-19 or setting him free on bail. He prayed that he may be put under house arrest and quarantined at his home only so that there is least chance of his exposure to COVID-19.

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Sagar has been under continuous detention since 6-08-2019 and detained under the Public Safety Act vide order of detention dated 5-2-2020 which was last month extended by the authorities by further period of three months.

It was submitted that he has pre-existing serious medical conditions as such he is most susceptible to COVID-19 which has been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization.