Shakeel Bhat’s Family Wants to Know His Whereabouts

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The family members of downtown Srinagar youth Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Friday said that they are unaware about the whereabouts of their son. They said that their son Shakeel was rearrested by police soon after court directed them to release him from Udhampur jail on January 8 earlier this month.

Shakeel Ahmed Bhat resident of Malik Angan Fateh Kadal Srinagar is almost continuously in jail for past six years. He was arrested in 2008 on charges of organizing protests against police and authorities had slapped the controversial PSA on him 18 times after court quashed 17 PSA orders. He was released before Parliament elections but was arrested shortly before the start of Assembly polls.

The family members of Shakeel told CNS that he  was released by court from Udhampur jail on January 8, however he was soon rearrested by police and taken to some unknown destination.

 “Since January 8, we are not in touch with our son and we don’t know where he been imprisoned. We appeal to authorities to inform us about the location where the police has kept him,” family members said.

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