RIYAZ UL KHALIQ
SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani underwent medical tests on Monday at a private clinic at Barzulla.
“It was after almost 20 days that Geelani once again underwent the medical tests his doctors had advised,” the TeH activist said.
Gealani’s car was followed by police vehicles to the clinic.
“The contingent of J&K police led by a DySP-rank officer followed Geelani’s car and waited outside the clinic till the tests were done,” the activist said.
The 88-year-old Hurriyat Conference chief is suffering from various ailments including chest infection.
A Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) member said two X-rays, of chest and knees, were taken as advised by doctors of CD Hospital and B&J Hospital.
Geelani has been restricted to his home-cum-office at Hyderpora for most of the time since 2010.
The resistance leadership in Kashmir is under intense pressure ever since the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last Monday arrested seven of its leaders, including five of the Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference, in an alleged Pakistani funding case.
On Sunday, the NIA issued notices to Geelani’s two sons as well.
Geelani’s elder son Dr Nayeem was rushed to hospital after he complained of chest pain on Sunday and has been admitted in the ICU at SKIMS.
Geelani’s younger son Nasim said, “Nayeem complained of uneasiness on Sunday morning, following which he was taken to SKIMS for a medical check-up.”
Nayeem is a heart patient.
“He returned home feeling better,” Nasim said, “but in the evening, he again complained of pain and was rushed to SKIMS where he was admitted in the cardiology ICU.”
Doctors, he said, are mulling over doing an angiography on Nayeem.
“At present, Nayeem is feeling better,” Nasim said.