Court Directs Police To Get Tortured Youth Treated

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Srinagar—One of the 18  Kashmiri victims of alleged assault in Delhi’s Tihar jail on the night of November 21 got some relief Tuesday when a local court directed the police to get the victim treated at the hospital as “marks of injuries were visible” on his body.

 The order was passed by the court when Ahtesham Ahmad, son of Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Batpora-Sopore was produced before the court in an old case involving slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Qayoom Najar. He was taken to sub-district hospital Sopore for treatment as per the court orders.

 Ahtesham was brought to Srinagar on Monday from Delhi and was taken to Sopore this morning in the Court of Session’s judge Sopore in connection with the case.

Ahtesham, (25) is among 18 Kashmiris who were allegedly assaulted by a unit of Tamil Nadu Special Police (TSP) inside Delhi’s Tihar Jail on the night of November 21.

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