Invocation of NSA in a Congress-ruled state had not gone down well with the party leadership. Relatives of Nadeem and Shakeel had written to the CM, and the home minister, demanding an impartial inquiry into the matter and revocation of the NSA provisions.
Two people including a police officer were shot dead during the violence triggered following the alleged cow slaughter on December 3 last year in Bulandshahr. Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar, 20, were killed of bullet shots during the mob violence.
The state board examinations will begin on February 7 and will be conducted over 16 working days. The NSA is a stringent law that allows preventive detention for months, if the authorities are satisfied that the person is a threat to national security or law and order.
In his petition, Kishorchandra Wangkhem prayed to the court to quash the detention order contending that none of the ground furnished to the petitioner covers the expression of “prejudicial to the security of the state and to the maintenance of public order”.