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Abuse of Kashmiri Prisoners in Jails: Home Ministry seeks report from Tihar DG

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Srinagar: After Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to the Union Home Secretary regarding the abuse of Kashmiri prisoners, the Home Ministry has asked the Director General of Tihar jail to submit a report regarding the same.

Officials however said that reports regarding the manhandling of Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of UJC chief Syed Salahuddin, are wrong. However, reports, yesterday also said that his counsel had presented a ‘blood stained’ shirt of Yousuf in the court.

The ministry has asked the Director General of the Tihar jail to submit a report as early as possible detailing the incident and the action taken so far.

The home ministry has also requested Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal to direct the appropriate authority to review the security arrangements in the high security prison and taken necessary measures wherever needed, the sources said.

They said, as per the preliminary information, three prisoners were found to be having unauthorised materials and when the jail officials tried to remove them, the inmates resisted and had to be overpowered.

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