Masrat Alam produced before Srinagar court, shifted back to Kotbalwal


The incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir Masrat Alam Bhat on Friday was brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu to Srinagar for hearing of an 8-year-old case.

The trial pertains to a case lodged against him in Police Station Kothi Bagh Srinagar with FIR number 50/2010.

Alam was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate where after hearing the arguments, the court fixed next date of hearing on May 18, a spokesman of the Muslim League said.  After hearing, Alam was taken back to Kotbalwal Jail Jammu.

The spokesman said that continuous incarceration of Alam was worst kind of human rights violation and “highly condemnable”.

Muslim League spokesperson Sajad Ayoubi alleged that the government was deliberately doing it under a plan so that Alam is not released by the court. “Both State and Centre government is planning to Book Masrat under 37 PSA.”

He said that Alam’s PSA duration would come to end on 15 of this month. He said that prolonging the illegal detention of Masrat showed their frustration.

“The policy adopted by the government through which Aalam is being moved from one police station to another cannot break his will and courage,” the spokesman added according to GNS.

League Spokesman appealed the rights-defender bodies including the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch to take the note of the “worst political revenge against Aalam and illegal detention by the government and asked them to play their role.”

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