Geelani's lawyer alleges false detention of Kashmiri activist
Milli Gazette Online
New Delhi: Nandita Haksar, advocate of SAR Geelani, a Delhi University professor who recently survived murderous attempt on his life, claimed on May 16 that Kashmiri human rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, who was arrested by the Delhi Police more than three months ago, was being forced to give a false confession that he was involved in the attack on
Untoo is chairman of Srinagar-based Human Rights Forum. He had gone to meet Geelani at AIIMS after the latter was shot at. Unable to meet Geelani, Untoo returned to Priya Guest House in Daryaganj from where he was allegedly picked up by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on the charges of supplying sensitive information about the security forces in J&K to Pakistan’s ISI and being paid by Pakistan high commission.
Haksar, flanked by Sampat Prakash, president of the All Jammu and Kashmir Trade Union Centre, and its spokesman M. Raja Amin, demanded the release of Untoo and Ghulam Nabi Nazar, who too was arrested from Kashmir on the same charges.
They said that Untoo was mercilessly beaten up and tortured in the police lock up and a member of scavenging staff sodomised him. Haksar said that Untoo had managed to smuggle out a letter to them from Tihar Jail.
An application has been filed on behalf of Untoo before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Delhi. According to the application, he is a human rights activist and had come to Delhi on personal work and also to file cases before the National Human Rights Commission.
to the PRINT edition NOW: Get the COMPLETE picture
pages choke-full of news, views & analysis on the Muslim scene in India & abroad...
Delivered at your doorstep, Twice a month
Indian Muslim Islamic News