The Jammu and Kashmir police have booked three teachers of a religious school of Shopian under Public Safety Act (PSA) as some of their students were found involved in militant activities.
The suicide bomber who carried out the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF Jawans, was among the alumni of the same religious school.
The IGP (Kashmir zone) Vijay Kumar told reporters that the school is affiliated to the banned Jamaat-e-Islami organisation.
"We have booked three teachers of this school named Siraj-uloom Imam Sahib. The teachers booked under PSA include Abdul Ahad Bhat, Muhammad Yusuf Wani, and Rouf Bhat," said Vijay Kumar.
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According to police, 13 students of the school have joined militant groups after which the entire school came under the surveillance of the intelligence agencies.
Most of the students who are enrolled in this school, hail from three districts of Kulgam, Shopian, and Anantnag.
The Public Security Act (PSA) empowers the executive to detain a person for a maximum period of 2 years without any judicial intervention.
The act was introduced in 1978 against timber smugglers, but after the outbreak of militant violence in the early 1990s, militants and separatist politicians have been booked under this act.
According to an RTI, 16,329 persons had been detained under the PSA since 1988. The act is only applicable in the Jammu and Kashmir