Bandipora: Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi patron Abdul Samad Inqilabi has gone for a hunger strike inside Sub-Jail Bandipora where he is currently lodged, his family said on Tuesday.
Inqilabi was arrested by Army from the residence of slain Hizb militant commander Burhan Wani in Tral town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on July 6, 2017, and later handed over to police.
After being lodged for 13 days at Police Station Tral, he was shifted to Srinagar Central Jail. He was booked under Public Safety Act and since 2017 has been lodged in different police stations and jails including Kathua Jail, Srinagar Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal Jail, Hajin, Banipora, and Zainapora Shopian police stations.
He was recently released from Srinagar Central Jail but immediately arrested and shifted to Joint Interrogation Centre Humhama wherefrom he was taken to Sub-Jail Bandipora.
His brother told news agency Kashmir News Trust that Inqilabi is suffering from different ailments and he has virtually lost his mental balance in custody. He said his incarcerated brother needs medical attention and he has now gone for a hunger strike against the “callous attitude” of jail authorities.
“My brother is observing a hunger strike inside Sub-Jail Bandipora for not being provided medical treatment. He is still on hunger strike and we are concerned over his deteriorating health,” he said, appealing the authorities to release him.
He said despite court orders, his brother is not being given any medical aid inside the jail. KNT