NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court adjourned the hearing till September 3 on a petition filed against the suspension of former Jammu and Kashmir IAS officer Shah Faisal at Delhi airport. In fact, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was arguing in the Supreme Court in the Chidambaram case and was not present in the High Court at noon.
During the hearing, Faisal's lawyers demanded that his son and parents be allowed to meet him. The court then said that Faisal's wife, son and guardian could meet him, but not all at the same time. The Central Government has also assured the court that it will decide whether the family can meet the decision. It may be mentioned that Shah Faisal was prevented from going abroad at Delhi airport and was later shifted back to Kashmir.
The incident took place on August 14. The Delhi High Court will now hear the case on September 3. In fact, the central government had sought time from the court to file its response. According to Shah Faisal's petition, Faisal was on his way to Harvard University in the United States for higher education when he was detained illegally at Delhi airport under Public Security Act.