Masarat Alam brought to Srinagar for hearing, shifted back to Jammu jail: League

The incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir Masarat Aalam Bhat was on Wednesday brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu to Srinagar for the hearing of a case lodged against him in Police Station Kothi Bagh Srinagar.

A spokesperson of League Sajad Ayobi in a statement issued to GNS said Masarat Aalam was produced on Wednesday before Chief Judicial Magistrate where after hearing the arguments; the judge fixed the next hearing of the case on 24 September 2018.

After hearing, Masarat was taken back to Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu, the spokesperson said adding that prolonging the “illegal detention” of ML chairman showed the “frustration” of authorities.

“The court has quashed Masarat’s PSA; even the 36th PSA is about to get completed. Despite this, he is being implicated in fictitious cases and languishes in jail. This is worst form of human rights violation,” Ayoubi said.

He said government instead of honouring the court orders is ignoring all norms and rules by subjecting Alam to “political vendetta”.

The spokesperson appealed the rights defender bodies including the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch to take the note of the “worst political revenge against Masarat Aalam and his illegal detention”. (GNS)


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