Delhi High Court to hear plea against Shah Faesal's 'illegal detention' on 3 September, asks Centre to file reply by today

  • The Delhi HC said it will hear on 3 September Shah Faesal's plea alleging he was illegally detained at Delhi airport on 14 August and taken back to Srinagar

  • A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked both sides to file their submissions and listed the matter for hearing on 3 September

  • The court declined to give an earlier date, saying the matter will take time and 'it is not going to happen overnight'

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court said on Friday it will hear on 3 September former IAS officer Shah Faesal's plea alleging he was illegally detained at Delhi airport on 14 August and taken back to Srinagar where he has been kept under house arrest.

 Delhi High Court to hear plea against Shah Faesals illegal detention on 3 September, asks Centre to file reply by today

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A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked both sides to file their submissions and listed the matter for hearing on 3 September.

The court declined to give an earlier date, saying the matter will take time and "it is not going to happen overnight".

"A week or 10 days will not matter," the bench said and also made it clear that it was not going to examine the issue of Faesal's travel to the US for his studies as it was not a prayer sought in the habeas corpus plea moved on his behalf.

The bench listed the matter on 3 September as Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta was not available during the first half of the day as he was arguing in the Supreme Court.

Faesal's lawyers, during the brief hearing, sought that his son and parents be allowed to meet him.

The bench said Faesal's wife, son and parents can meet him, but not all of them together.

The central government said it will ensure that the family can meet Faesal.

Updated Date: Aug 23, 2019 13:33:39 IST