PSA Detainee, Ashraf Sehrai Dies In Jammu

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SRINAGAR: Mohammad Ashraf Khan Sehrai who was in jail under Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) has passed away in GMC, Jammu. He has succeeded Syed Ali Geelani as the head of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat-e-Kashmir, a party he constituted after breaking away from Jamaat-e-Islami.

Sehrai with Geelani during a press conference

Local news gatherer, Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) Sehrai was admitted at GMC on Tuesday afternoon after being shifted from Kot Bhalwal jail, where he was detained. He had complained of health issues. His famil had been conveyed on his hospital transfer during the day on Tuesday.

It was not immediately if he was aCovid-19 patient.

Seharie was arrested in July 2020 from his residence in Srinagar by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police and was lodged at Udhampur Jail. Seharie’e son, an active militant, was killed in an encounter on May 19, 2020.

Unconfirmed reports, apparently attributed to the family, suggest he is being flown to Kashmir and would be laid to rest at Kuwara, his ancestral home. In Srinagar, the family was living in Baghat behind the SAder Police station.

Sehrai Unwell, Admitted To A Jammu Hospital

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