He is a free man: HC
Srinagar, May 28: The High Court on Friday declared Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani a free man and directed the state not to impose restrictions on his movement.
Court said Geelani was free to move in and out of his house and restrictions imposed on his movement should be removed.
Besides, court of Justice Hasnain Masoodi asked the state to ascertain the whereabouts of Geelani, who according to his counsel was picked up by police on Friday when the veteran was on way to mosque to offer Friday prayers.
Geelani’s counsel, Mian Abdul Qayoom, informed the court that Geelani has been lodged in Humhama police station.
State has also been directed to file response to Geelani’s petition seeking contempt proceedings against police for ‘violating court orders’.
In compliance to May 26 court order the Director Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science Soura submitted the medical report of Geelani.
As per court directions the three member team of specialist doctors of SKIMS comprising of a Nephrologist, a Physician and a Cardiologist had to examine ailing Geelani at his residence and were asked to file the medical report on Saturday.
Earlier, Geelani had moved a petition through his counsel Mian Abdul Qayoom before the HC under Sections 94 of Constitution of J&K and Section 491 of CrPC seeking contempt proceedings against police for ‘violating the Court orders of October 9, 2009 and October 23, 2009.”
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