AI seeks release of Sopore youth
Srinagar, July 17: The global rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), has launched a campaign to seek release of Sopore youth who is under detention. The rights body has asked people to petition Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to get him out of the jail.
In an emailed statement, Ramesh Gopalkrishnan, AI south Asia team member, has asked people to send appeals to Home Minister and CM to demand end the detention of Mushtaq Saleem Beigh unless he is being held on charges of a recognizably criminal offence. According to AI, Mushtaq Saleem Beigh has been detained without trial in JK, following a grenade attack on the town police station on 19 May.
“According to Mushtaq Saleem Beigh's family, the state police's Special Operations Group (SOG) took him and his uncle to an SOG camp for interrogation following a grenade attack on 19 May on a local police station in Sopore town, in which nine people were injured. They released his uncle the next morning, but held Mushtaq Saleem Beigh for 12 days. They later moved him to Sopore police station where he was detained for a further 15 days. He was later produced in a local court and transferred to Baramulla sub-jail,” Amnesty said.
According to the statement, on 2 June, police announced that Mushtaq, along with Ishfaq Shafi Kana, another resident of Sopore, were arrested for their alleged involvement in the grenade attack.
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