New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to explain the basis for detaining high court”s bar leader Mian Abdul Qayoom.
The top court asked it to take into consideration various aspects including Qayoom”s age, expiry of detention period and the COVID-19 pandemic, PTI reported.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indu Malhotra posted the matter for July 23 after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for J-K, said that he needs 10 days time to consider various aspects.
We want to know on what basis you (J-K administration) would like to detain him in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Moreover, his detention as per order has already expired,” the bench said.
At the outset, Mehta said he had not received the copy of the plea and sought time to reply to it.