Srinagar: Police have negated allegations of lodging Hurriyat Conference (G) activist Umar Adil Dar with dreaded criminals in Katha jail.
A report submitted before SHRC by police on Wednesday said that Dar, who is under PSA detention at Kathua district jail, is lodged with other Kashmiri inmates.
The DGP prisons while responding to the notice issued by the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on the detention of Dar submitted “that the allegations in this regard are baseless”.
On September 11, rights activist, Ahsan Untoo had filed a petition before the SHRC seeking details of the lodgement of Dar while stating that he was kept with the dreaded criminals in Kathua prison. On this, SHRC issued notice to DGP Prisons for response.
According to the reply filed by DGP prisons Muhammad Sultan Lone before the SHRC, Umar Adil Dar, a PSA detainee is lodged in main block, room number 3, where there are other Kashmiri PSA detainees. It added that that the allegations that Dar is lodged with the dreaded criminals in the jail are baseless.
It stated that that there is no threat to Dar’s security as he is lodged with other Kashmiri detainees that include Azad Ahmed Mir of Brath Kalan, Sopore, Zaheer Abbas Lone of Pulwama, Sajad Ahmed Chopan of Baramulla, Bashir Ahmed Malik of Uranhall Bijbehara, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh of Chontipora Anantnag and Muhammad Rafiq of District Baramulla.
It added that the safety and security of every inmate is a responsibility of jail administration and all the facilities are being provided to the jail inmates as per the provisions of jail manual and that providing separate room, barracks is not permissible in jail rules. Dar was arrested from a court premises in Anantnag on August 1 when he was there to present himself for a case.