Ailing Mushtaq-ul-Islam to stay in police custody

Ailing Mushtaq-ul-Islam to  stay in police custody
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Nusrat Sidiq
SRINAGAR: A court on Friday extended police remand of Muslim League
Chairman Mushtaq-ul- Islam for five days. The court of sub-registrar Srinagar extended five days police remand to Islam who is under custody from March 31 at police station Shaheed Ganj.
The court asked him to furnish bail application when Mushtaq-ul-Islam cited his ailments and referred to a variety of medical tests done upon him. He told the judge that he has already filed bail application that has been declined.
Islam was arrested shortly after he came out from a mosque after offering Friday prayers and was taken to police station Shaheedgunj and detained under various sections of RPC regarding law and order.
“I was arrested while coming out of mosque on March 31without any reason. They have leveled charges of rioting against me which is not true. There is no rule of law working in Kashmir. They can book you for anything,” Islam told Kashmir Reader outside the court.
Police defended Islam’s detention. “We have not booked anyone falsely. To maintain law and order, we have to arrest whosoever tries to disturb the normal situation,” a police official accompanying Islam said.
Mushtaq, who was founder chief commander of Hizbullah outfit before he was detained in early 190s and subsequently became a political activist, was accompanied by a group of his supporters. “He is being held frequently for his political views by the Indian establishment and the state government,” a supporter said.