Srinagar: JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Sunday sent to Srinagar central jail from Kothi Bagh police station where he had been incarcerated for the past five days.
Malik was not presented before any court or magistrate after which he wrote a handwritten letter to chief justice of the high court Srinagar. In his letter, Malik wrote that it had become routine to put him behind bars without following the procedure of law. He had been arrested hundreds of times in the past few years without any FIR or even his name being produced before any executive or judicial magistrate.
Malik wrote that his liberties had been curtailed and unnecessarily interfered with. It had now been four days since he was lodged in an isolated room of police station Kothi Bagh. This happened despite his health issues and his discharge from a hospital recently.
The letter was delivered at the residence of the chief justice on Saturday and on Sunday morning he was shifted from Kothi Bagh police station to the police control room hospital, from where he was taken to central jail Srinagar. Before being sent to central jail, the JKLF chief said in a message that jail was like his second home and if the so-called rulers think that they can deter resistance by means of oppression, jails and interrogations, they are living in fool’s paradise.