Mehbooba calls Rajnath, seeks release of Shahid ul Islam

Srinagar

Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday called home minister Rajnath Singh and sought an ‘early release’ of jailed Hurriyat (M) spokesman Shahid ul Islam.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mehbooba wrote: “Have spoken with HM requesting his (Shahid ul Islam’s) early release on humanitarian grounds as his wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage.”

Shahid-ul Islam was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in an alleged funding case last year and is currently lodged in Tihar jail at Delhi.

Islam’s wife, Nuzhat Shah on January 12, survived heart stroke.

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