Over 720 people detained under PSA in last 2 years


JAMMU, Jan 12: Nearly 726 people were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir in the last two years, the government said today.
In a written reply to a question in the State Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that 525 people were detained under PSA during the year 2016 and all of them were released.
In 2017, 201 people were detained under PSA, out of which 124 people were released and 77 were under preventive detention, Mufti said.
However, more than 2,500 people lost their lives in road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years, the state government said today.
There have been 15,996 accidents in the state in this period upto October 2017, resulting in 2,666 deaths and injuries to 22,021 persons, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a written reply to a question of National Conference MLC Shehnaz Ganai in the legislative council.
Of these, 958 people were killed in 2016; 917 people in 2015; and 791 deaths in in 2017 upto October end.
Mufti said the state government has taken multiple steps to restrict enforcement of traffic laws and rules, minimizing road accidents and prevention of loss of life and property.
"The state government has directed all Deputy Commissioners to formulate district road safety action plan for the respective districts," said Mufti.

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