Inmate Dies In Anantnag Jail

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Srinagar- A 45-year-old man from Kulgam district of south Kashmir lodged in a jail in Anantnag district has died, official sources said on Monday.

They said that quadragenarian identified as Shahzad Ahmed Wani of Shalipora area in Kulgam was lodged in district Jail in Anantnag. He was arrested under provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act last year.

Medical Superintendent GMC Anantnag Dr Iqbal Sofi said that Wani was brought dead and later postmortem was done, reported news agency GNS.

Block Medical Officer Mattan Dr Salim Beigh said that Wani was brought to PHC Mattan wherefrom he was referred to GMC Anantnag last night.

The official statement regarding the death is awaited

Wani was booked in a case (FIR 82/2019) under section13 UA(P)A at Police station DH Pora.

He was arrested days after five non-local labourers were killed by suspected militants in Katrasoo Anantnag on 29 October 2019 and was later lodged in the jail.

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