SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference faction led by Syed Ali Geelani on Friday alleged that the political detainees in Sub Jail Baramulla were being harassed and maltreated by jail authorities. Expressing the serious concern over the plight of detainees, spokesman of conglomerate said, It has been observed that jail superintendent of sub jail Baramulla is behaving like that of infamous Rajni sehgal and Vinode Kumar They have turned the said jail into interrogation centre and pro freedom detainees are subjected to third degree torture. The said jail is sans basic amenities like electricity and medical aid, the spokesman said.
He said the irregular and scanty supply of electricity has made the life of detainees miserable and added to their woes.
There is no proper medical facility and no medicines are being provided to the detainees and the medicines have to be purchased from open market for needy and ailing persons, said the spokesman.
The spokesman in his press statement, through reliable sources has claimed that the condition of Maqsood Ahmad Bhat (Mamoosa, Pattan) and Hilal Ahmad (Pattan) Bilal Ahmad (Sopore) is serious and unstable. The jail authorities are not interested to provide them the necessary treatment and specific medicines. They (detainees) are treated by a nursing orderly and he prescribes to all the detainees common pain killers for different ailments, instead of providing them the specific treatment on the advice of medical expert, the statement said.
Maqsood Ahmad a detainee in the said sub jail is suffering from chronic lumber pain and doctors have suggested him hard bed treatment, which the authorities are denying and the condition of the said detainee has gone bade to worse . There is no heating arrangement and the power supply to the said jail has been curtailed to the extent of 80 percent. They spend the sleepless nights and shiver with the extreme cold, he added.
Spokesman added as a rule distinction between criminals and political prisoners is established fact and there is nothing extra ordinary that political prisoners deserve the noble treatment but here it is quite different and it is non-existent in sub jail Baramulah. Spokesman has urged the amnesty International to take cognizance and take serious notice of the pathetic condition of detainees in said jail and exert pressure on authorities to provide and improve its medical facility at sub jail.
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