Families of Tihar jail assualt victims demand their kin be shifted to Sgr

Families of Tihar jail assualt victims demand their kin be shifted to Sgr
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Srinagar: Several families of Tihar jail assualt Kashmiri victims on Sunday held protests at Press Enclave here demanding that their “innocent” kin be shifted to Srinagar central jails.

Father of Ehtisham Malik, Farooq Ahmad Malik, said that his son is a bio-technlogist.

“He was on way to home from Ranchi when he spent the night of 26 and 27 February in 2016 at a friend’s place who too is from Sopore in Delhi where he was arrested when police raided the place,” Malik, an engineer by profession, said.

Malik said that his son is lodged in Tihar jail for last six years.

He showed a picture of injured Ehtisham.

On the night of November 21, at least 18 inmates were brutally beaten by Tamil Nadu Special Police (TSP) personnel. Four of the assualt victims are Kashmiris including Ehstisham and son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahuddin namely Shahid Yousuf.

Malik demanded that his injured son be shifted to Srinagar jail.

Uncle of another Kashmiri victim, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, said his nephew was detained by NIA in 2014 and was lodged in Tihar jail.

He said that no challan was produced against him in court, so far, by the NIA.

“He was brutally beaten and is injured; we demand that he be shifted to Srinagar,” Lone’s uncle said.

The protestors were holding placards as well.

Taking cognizance of the incident after a petition was filed in Delhi High Court on November 23, the acting chief justice of the court sent a 3-member team to Tihar jail to verify and fact-check the incident and the committe submitted the report on November 27 confirming torture following which another 3-member committee was formed lwd by district judge Brijesh Sethi to “thoroughly probe the serious incident”.

The committee is expected to close the probe by December 11 and the case is listed before the Delhi HC on December 19.

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