SRINAGAR: The zonal organizer of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri who is in jail from last six months has been shifted to police station Kothibagh after High Court quashed his PSA recently, a party spokesperson said.
In a statement, the spokesperson said after the PSA was quashed, he (Bashir) was first shifted to JIC, Jammu and then to police station Kralkhud from where he has been now shifted to police station Kothibagh.
He said another senior JKLF member Faisal Aslam Khan, who is in jail from last two years, has been booked under another case and shifted to Srinagar Central Jail on Wednesday. “Till now, police has booked him under 13 different FIRs and when he got bail in each one of them, he was on Wednesday booked under a fresh FIR and sent back to Central Jail,” the spokesperson said.
“Another JKLF member Irfan Khan who was arrested during recent election drama and has been booked under a harsh case is also languishing in Srinagar Central Jail. JKLF district president Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya), Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, Zahoor Ahmad Parray of Hajin, Molvi Reyaz, Ashiq Hussain, Tanveer Ahmad Illahi, Nazir Ahmad Rather, Raies Ahmad, and others are languishing in different jails under PSA,” the spokesperson said.
Condemning the prolonged detention of party leaders and members, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement said authorities are using every possible tactic to prolong the incarceration of these inmates which is “highly condemnable”.
“These police tactics are glaring evidence of J&K being a police state where common people are facing the wrath of state-sponsored terrorism,” Malik said.