NEW DELHI The central government said Saturday that incarcerated senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was absolutely "fit and fine" as were other inmates from Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released a statement following rumours over the health of the Hurriyat leader, lodged in the Tihar jail since his arrest on July 25, 2017.
Tihar prison authorities have denied occurrence of any untoward incident or mishap involving Shah, the government statement said.
Refuting fake news circulating in a section of media, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Tihar prison Shailendra Parihar said, "Shah is absolutely fit and fine."
"All other inmates from Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan are also fine," he said, adding the prison authorities appealed to all to be cautious against fake news.
Putting the rumours to rest, Ruwa Shah, daughter of Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmad Shah, who is also lodged in Tihar jail, said her father not Shabir Shah was injured when a tile fell off the washroom and hit his head.
"My father, Altaf Shah was injured yesterday in Tihar jail after a tile fell off the washroom wall and hit his head. This snowballed into a rumour about Shabir Shah because of the same surnames. Shabir Sb is fine. Altaf Sb has got a minor injury," Ruwa Shah tweeted. (PTI)
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