Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan, who got bail earlier this week in a UAPA case, has been booked under Public Safety Act.
The 35-year-old was granted bail by a special NIA court in Srinagar nearly after four years.
Rakesh Balwal, the senior superintendent of police, Srinagar, has confirmed The Kashmir Walla that Sultan has been booked under PSA and shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu.
He was immediately picked up and handed over to Batamaloo Police Station in Srinagar, where he remained detained.
Sultan was detained on 27 August 2018 by J&K police in a night raid at his home on charges of ‘harbouring militants’ and booked under the draconian UAPA law. He was named in a case about a gunfight between police and militants that took place in the Batmaloo neighbourhood of Srinagar city where Sultan lives.
Many human rights organisations and media watchdogs have campaigned for Aasif Sultan.
Sultan covered politics and human rights for Kashmir Narrator, a monthly news magazine published in Srinagar. The publication, however, shut down in April 2019.
This article first appeared on maktoobmedia.com