Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat on Friday said a special National Investigation Agency court in Delhi has extended the judicial custody of party chairperson Aasiyeh Andrabi and two associates till September 7.
In a statement, a party spokesperson Rifat Fatima said, “The trio, remanded to 24 day judicial custody last month, were supposed to be taken to court for hearing as the remand ended on Friday. Instead of taking the party leaders to the court, the jail authorities at Tihar told them that their hearing will be held via video conferencing. Hearing was held at 3 PM on Friday in which the judicial remand was extended up toSeptember 7.”
She said that the party leaders apprised the judge about the ill-treatment meted out to them inside the Tihar jail. “The judge has asked the prosecutor to file a report in this regard on August 16,” Rifat informed.
Rifat informed that the judge also took strong note of the “intimidation” jail authorities put these women leaders through.
“It is sheer oppression that these leaders are being treated like criminals,” she said.
The relatives who met the trio had expressed serious concern over the treatment meted out to the leaders, informed Rifat.
The party spokesperson urged Amnesty International to look into the matter and take action in this regard.