Farooq Abdullah's detention extended

Farooq Abdullah, a five-time Parliamentarian, has been under detention since August 5. He has been booked under the 'public order' provision of the PSA The detention of Farooq Abdullah, a three-term chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, was extended on Saturday by three months and he would continue to remain at his residence that has been declared a sub-jail, officials said.

The stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) was first slapped against him on September 17, hours before the Supreme Court was to hear a petition by MDMK leader Vaiko who claimed that the NC leader was detained illegally.