HC directs govt to reconsider decision
BAR PREZ IN JAMMU JAIL
Srinagar, Aug 23: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday again directed the state government to reconsider the lodgement of Bar president, Mian Abdul Qayoom and directed it to take the detainee without being handcuffed to Government Medical College Jammu for appropriate medical treatment.
Bar Association on Monday filed a contempt petition against Financial Commissioner, Home Department Samuel Verghese seeking ‘exemplary punishment to him for showing deliberate disrespect to the July 20 court order’, which had directed government to reconsider the lodgement of Qayoom.
The court observed that state government’s objections were silent against Qayoom’s detention in Hiranagar Jail.
On July 20, Court had directed the state government to reconsider the lodgement of Qayoom in light of the law laid by the Supreme Court in A K Roy’s and Shabir Ahmad Shah’s case.
The petition filed by Bar Association said, “Qayoom is suffering from diabetic, acute hypertension, renal disorder, neurological ailment in left foot and requires frequent check up by a specialist.”
The court disposed off the petition and directed the state to re-consider his lodgement.
The state government on July 7 booked advocate Qayoom under PSA and shifted him to sub-jail Hiranagar in Jammu.
Meanwhile, Bar Association team including his nephew advocate Mian Muzaffar visited the Hiranagar jail to meet him.
In a statement, Bar said Qayoom was suffering from multiple ailments.
“Due to neurological ailment and hypertension, he was bleeding from his private parts,” it said.
Bar condemned the lodgement of Qayoom in Jammu jail and said he was treated ‘inhumanly by the jail authorities’.
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