Tihar assault victim appears before Sopore court, sent to hospital

Tihar assault victim appears before Sopore court, sent to hospital
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Sopore: One of the 18 victims of alleged police assault on the night of November 21 in Delhi’s Tihar jail on Tuesday appeared before a court in north Kashmir’s Sopore in Baramulla.
Ahtesham Ahmad, son of Farooq Ahmad, resident of Batpora Sopore was produced before the court in an old case involving slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Qayoom Najar.
In his late twenties, Ahtesham was brought to Srinagar on Monday from where he was driven to Sopore this morning.
A witness of the court proceedings in the court of sessions judge Sopore told the Kashmir Reader that the judge directed police to get Ahtesham treated at the hospital as marks of injuries were visible on his body.
He was taken to sub-district hospital Sopore where he is being given treatment, they said.
It may be recalled that a unit of Tamil Nadu Special Police (TSP), a committee constituted by Delhi High Court has found, has allegedly beaten as many as 18 jail inmates of Tihar jail, among whom most are Kashmiri prisoners including son of Syed Salahuddin named Shahid Yousuf.
Yesterday, the Delhi High Court directed Tihar jail authorities to get all the victims specially treated at AIIMS Delhi.
The court will listen to the proceedings of the case after three weeks following another report by a newly constituted committee which is led by a district and sessions judge.
Taking congnizance of alleged attack on Kashmiri prisoners, J&K chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has taken up the case with government of India and has sought action against the accused.

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