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'Hardcore criminal' slapped with PSA in J K's Samba

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A "hardcore criminal" was on Thursday arrested and slapped with the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) in and Kashmir's district, police said.

alias Jony was nabbed by a special police team during a raid, a said.

He was involved in a number of criminal activities and drug peddling. At least eight criminal cases are registered against him at

Jony's motive was not only to create terror among the peaceful and law abiding citizens of the town but also form a gang of criminals, the said.

To put an end to his criminal activities, district police compiled all the police records of Jony, prepared his dossier and got issued his warrant under the PSA from the deputy commissioner, Samba, he said. Jony was a threat to the life and liberty of the people of Samba, the added.

The PSA is an administrative that allows detention without charge or trial for up to two years in some cases.

He was lodged in District Sub-Jail Hiranagar, the officer said.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:50 IST