SC notice to J&K on plea challenging Omar’s detention

New Delhi: The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday on a plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act.

A bench, comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee, said it would hear on March 2 Pilot’s plea challenging Abdullah’s detention.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appeared for Pilot in the apex court.

Pilot had on Monday approached the top court challenging her brother’s detention under the Public Safety Act, saying the detention order was “manifestly illegal” and there was no question of him being a “threat to the maintenance of public order”.