A man, listed as an accused in several cases, including murder, was arrested and booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) here, police said on Sunday.
Pankaj Singh of R S Pura sub-division is lodged at the central jail in Kot Bhalwal on a warrant issued by the Jammu district magistrate, a police spokesman said. He said a dossier was prepared against the history-sheeter and submitted to the district magistrate who granted the order to detain Singh under the PSA on Friday.
The warrant was executed on Saturday, he said.
Singh, a hardcore criminal, was involved in nine criminal cases registered at various police stations, including Miran Sahib and Bishnah in Jammu and Hira Nagar in Kathua district, the spokesman said.