Srinagar|Feb 23: Following crackdown on Hurriyat leaders after Pulwama attack, apprehensions roused about the well being of separatist leader Shabir Shah, incarcerated in Tihar jail.
After rumors emerged on social media about Shah being attacked inside the jail his wife Dr Bilquies Shah on her Facebook page wrote that she was going to Tihar jail to confirm the well being of her husband.
“JUST LEAVING FOR TIHAR JAIL TO CONFIRM THE WELBEING OF MY HUSBAND SHABIR SHAH
INSPITE OF NO MULAQAT TODAY (sic).” Dr Bilquies wrote on her Facebook.
Dr Bilquies said that she was apprehensive about the safety of her husband and that she contacted DG Prisons and PRO of Jail number 8 but was not permitted to meet him. “I am anxious and worried about his health owing to the the rumours.”
Dr Bilquies updated on her Facebook that she wasn’t allowed to meet her husband with advocate MS Khan informing of some ‘accident’ having happened and not being able to confirm it.
Dr Bilquies updated in her next status, “Went to Tihar jail to confirm about wellbeing of Shabir Shah sahib but was not allowed to enter as the forces deployed at the gate of DG Prison and Jail no 8 tihar jail said ,AAJ CHUTTI HAI( Today is Holiday.) Advocate MS Khan said Madam kuch ghatna to ghati hai mager Chutti hai is liye kuch maloom nai ho sakta…..This is the plight of kashmiri prisoners at Tihar. Very apprehensive about present status of my husband at tihar jail. (sic)”.
“Authorities barred me from meeting my husband saying it is holiday on Saturday.”
She said she is concerned about her husband as the Delhi court Saturday deferred the hearing on his bail plea till April 2. Shah’s bail plea came up for hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora.
Courtesy News Desk