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J&K: Journalist Sajad Gul booked under PSA a day after getting bail in criminal conspiracy case

Journalist Sajad Gul was booked under the Public Safety Act on Sunday, a day after a Jammu and Kashmir court granted him bail in connection with a criminal conspiracy case, The Kashmir Walla reported.

Inspector-General of Police Kashmir zone Vijay Kumar confirmed to The Kashmir Walla about the charges, and said Gul has been to sent Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

On January 15, the court had directed the police to release Gul against a bond of Rs 30,000 if he was not involved in any other crime. The court had also directed Gul to cooperate with the investigating officer and not to leave the Union Territory without permission.

However, Gul could not be released as his name had cropped up in another first investigation report registered against him earlier in January under section 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence commit­ted in prosecution of common object) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

Gul’s counsel Umair N Ronga has said that he will move the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for quashing of the Public Safety Act charges after they come to know of the grounds on which the journalist has been booked.

The journalist first was arrested on…

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