New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir in a petition filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and former Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) chief minister Omar Abdullah under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA).

The J&K administration has to respond by March 2, which is the next date of hearing.

Abdullah, 49, was booked on February 5 under PSA which allows authorities to detain a person without trial for a maximum period of two years.

Abdullah was detained in August 2019, when the Centre nullified Article 370 and placed Kashmir valley in a state of lockdown. His detention in 2019 was under Section 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which empo...