Shabir Shah ‘Mistreated’ at Delhi’s Patiala House Court


New Delhi—Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmed Shah was abused in the judicial lockup room at Patialia House Court in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Dr Bilques, the wife of Shabir Ahmed Shah alleged that Shah was brought to Patiala House Court for hearing from Tihar Jail. “He was kept in judicial lock-up with criminals who not only abused him but also tried to manhandle him. The criminals in the judicial lockup called him ‘Kashmiri terrorist’ and hurled choicest invectives at him,” she said.

Dr Bilques, who is herself in New Delhi said that two teenaged prisoners informed her husband about the ‘sinister designs’ of the criminals who were planning to attack him physically. “Shah Sahab knocked at the lock-up door continuously attracting the attention of a police constable who informed his seniors and shifted Shah to a separate room,” she said.

“Even a police officer advised Shah Sahb to move an application in the court of law seeking separate room for himself.

Advocate Shahwer Ahmed Khan, the Counsel for Shabir Ahmed Shah has now moved an application in this regard,” she added.

Dr Bilques alleged that her husband has been lodged along with criminals in Tihar Jail. “There are clear directions from court that accused whose names begin with letter ‘S’ and ‘Y’ should be lodged in cell number one, but he has been intentionally kept in Jail number seven where most of the accused are involved in human trafficking and other criminal activities,” she said. (CNS)



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