Handwara man dies in Allahabad jail

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Srinagar

An activist of Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, who was arrested in July this year and was shifted to Allahabad Jail, died due to illness, newsagency KNS quoted his family members as saying.

The deceased, who was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) in July and shifted to Allahabad Jail, died on Friday night. He was identified as Ghulam Mohammad Bhat (65) son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat of Kulangam, Handwara.

A family member of the deceased said that Bhat was arrested on July 10 by Police Post Chowgal and then shifted to Police Station Mattan, Anantnag. “Two days later, he was shifted to Allahabad Jail. On Saturday, we were informed by the police about his death,” he said and added family has gone to Allahabad to receive the body of the deceased.

Bhat had been arrested during 2016 unrest under PSA and remained in detention for more than six months. He Bhat is survived by his old aged wife, two sons and two daughters.

Chowki Officer, Chowgal, Handwara, Khurshid Ahmad while confirming the death said that Bhat was sick since long and died in jail due to illness. (KNS)

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