Geelani provided all facilities: Govt
He’s been kept in solitary confinement: Counsel
Srinagar, July 17: The State government said Saturday that chairman of Hurriyat of his faction Syed Ali Shah Geelani has not been confined to solitary confinement and has been provided all kind facilities including medical care and he is being medically examined regularly.
The High Court directed the State government to furnish the medical examination report of Syed Ali Shah Geelani before the Court.
The state government filed objections before the Single Bench of Justice Hakeem Imtiyaz Hussain in the petition seeking directions that the veteran leader should be shifted to Central Jail from Chesmashahi sub- jail.
In its objection, the state government denied that Geelani has been kept in solitary confinement as alleged by Geelani’s counsel.
The government through deputy additional advocate general said, “A medical superintendent from Health Department had been made available to the detainee.”
He said Geelani has been provided every facility to offer Nimaz and recite Holy Quran. The State government said the shifting of Geelani from Chesmashahi to Central Jail Srinagar was not maintainable as power of lodgment was vested with the authorities under Section 10 of Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.
“It was not convenient to lodge Geelani in Central Jail Srinagar as it was overcrowded and some hard core foreign militants were present there,” he said.
However, counsel for Geelani, advocate Muhammad Ashraf Bhat reiterated that he has been kept in solitary confinement.
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