Masarat Alam brought to Srinagar for hearing, shifted back to Kotbalwal

Masarat Alam brought to Srinagar for hearing, shifted back to Kotbalwal

Srinagar: The incarcerated chairman of Muslim League – Masarat Aalam Bhat was on Saturday brought from Kotbalwal Jail, Jammu to Srinagar for hearing, the party said. “Aalam was produced in Forest Court on Saturday. After hearing the arguments, the judge fixed the next hearing on October 10,” the party said in a statement. “He was […]

Ahead of polls, police arrest several Hurriyat (G) leaders

Ahead of polls, police arrest several Hurriyat (G) leaders

Srinagar: To ensure they don’t go around campaigning for boycott of the municipal elections that begin October 8, the police have arrested several Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders and detained them in different police stations. Sources in the Hurriyat (G) said that the police have launched a “crackdown” on their leaders and activists, so as to […]

Police deny Hurriyat activist lodged with criminals in jail

Police deny Hurriyat activist lodged with criminals in jail

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 […]

4 Hajin youth booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jails

4 Hajin youth booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jails

Bandipora: Four youth from Hajin have been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to different jails in Jammu, sources said on Wednesday. Gowhar Hassan Parray, Ishfaq Ahmad Parray, Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Bilal Ahmad Parray, all residents of Hajin have been booked under PSA and shifted to Kot Balwal and Hira Nagar […]

Nursing students protest, seek release of classmate

Nursing students protest, seek release of classmate

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The nursing students of Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura on Tuesday again held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding release of their classmate Muhammad Iqbal Rather, who was arrested by police on Srinagar-Jammu highway. Iqbal was arrested along with the truck driver Riaz Ahmad from a truck which […]

‘Ill treatment of Kashmiri prisoners a cause of worry’

SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Monday expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners lodged in various prisons including Tihar, Kathua, Udhampur, Kot Bhalwal and Central Jail Srinagar saying the “ill treatment” meted out to inmates stands as an eye-opener for the world community especially international organisations fighting for prisoners’ rights. […]

Undertrial dies in Jammu

Undertrial dies in Jammu

Jammu: A 60-year-old undertrial, facing murder charges, died of heart attack at a hospital here, police said Sunday. Rattan Singh, a resident of Gurha Salathia village of Samba, was lodged at Amphalla jail in Jammu since 2009, they said. The accused was suffering from Tuberculosis and was shifted to Government Medical College Saturday where he […]

Court orders of no avail in jail inspections: Adv Qayoom tells HC

Court orders of no avail in jail inspections: Adv Qayoom tells HC

Srinagar: Proper inspection of jails has not taken place despite several orders from the J&K High Court from June 2011 to August 2018, senior counsel Mian Qayoom has told the J&K High Court. “It is a hard reality that nothing has taken place on the ground so far as the issue regarding prison conditions involved […]

Family shattered as pellet-blinded son sent to Kot Bhalwal jail

Family shattered as pellet-blinded son sent to Kot Bhalwal jail

Suhail Ahmad Tumboo, 26, is partially blinded, asthma ridden and has had gall bladder removed PULWAMA: Throughout the day on Monday, Haleema Bano and her three daughters cleaned their humble house, for the police had assured that her only son, pellet blinded Suhail Ahmad Trumboo, will be home on Tuesday after about 18 days in […]

Nursing students protest, demand release of classmate

Nursing students protest, demand release of classmate

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Nursing students from different colleges of Srinagar on Tuesday held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding the release of their classmate Muhammad Iqbal Rather. Iqbal was arrested along with the truck driver Riaz Ahmad from a truck which bore the registration number JK03F 1476. Police claims three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad also […]