Hours after Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement founder and former IAS officer Shah Faesal was detained from the Delhi Airport on Wednesday, J&K Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal refused to comment over his house arrest. On being questioned over Faesal's detainment from Delhi Airport, Rohit Kansal said that any detention or arrest being made is based on the local assessment of law and order and necessary steps are taken accordingly. He later refused to comment on individuals.
"Any detention or arrest is based on local assessment of law and order, public need requirement and steps are taken accordingly. We will not comment on individuals," the J&K Principal Secretary said in the matter.
Shah Faesal was detained at the Delhi airport while he was about to leave the country. As per sources, he was headed to Turkey when he was detained at the airport and sent back to Jammu and Kashmir and placed under preventive custody till further notice. He was detained and then arrested under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA).
Recently amid the Eid celebrations in the country, the former IAS officer posted a tweet saying that there is no Eid until the 'last bit of insult is avenged', in the light of the ongoing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Fearmongering over events in the Valley, Faesal went on to claim that the Kashmiris across the world are mourning the 'illegal annexation' of their land. He further said that there would be "no Eid" until everything that has been 'stolen since 1947' is returned.