Asiya, associates sent to 7-day police remand

Asiya, associates sent to 7-day police remand
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SRINAGAR: A local court on Saturday granted seven-day police remand to Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Chief Syed Asiya Andrabi, DeM General Secretary Nahida Naseen and Personal Secretary to Asiya, Fahmeeda Sofi till June 9, in a case under FIR no 17/2018 section 13 and 151 of RPC unlawful activities act.
They were brought to court by police station Soura for seeking remand.
Police sought 15 days remand but the court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class declined the demand on the objections raised by defence counsels, and instead granted seven-day remand. It directed the police to produce the three before the court on June 9.
The remand court also directed the police to ensure regular medical checkups and treatment to Andrabi who is suffering from various ailments significantly chronic asthma.
The defense counsel pleaded before the court that DeM chief be hospitalised or a specialist doctor be engaged to examine her on regular basis.
Meanwhile, The J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar said it is seriously concerned over the deteriorating health conditions of Andrabi and her other colleagues in police custody.
“Illegal arrests add fuel to the fire, on the one hand, Government of India offers peace talks but on the other hand freedom lovers are incarcerated,” the Bar said, while demanding that “fake FIRs” be withdrawn against the DeM activists and be released unconditionally.