JKHCBA members meet Kashmiri prisoners lodged at Tihar jail

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By Fast Kashmir on 19/01/2018.

JKHCBA members meet Kashmiri prisoners lodged at Tihar jail


Discuss legal defense in the cases

Srinagar, Jan 19: Three member delegation of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar Friday met Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Tihar jail.

According to the statement issued here, the three member delegation comprising of Advocate G N Shaheen General Secretary Advocate Mushtaq Ahmad Dar Vice president and Advocate Arshad Andrabi member executive met Kashmir prisoners lodged in central jail Tihar No 4 and 8 New Delhi including accused in NIA case namely Mohammad Nayeem Khan, Peer Saifullah, Shahid Yousuf, Altaf Shah Fantosh, Aftab Hilali Shah, Farooq Ahmad. Dar Zahoor Watali, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehrajudeen Kalwal, Javid Ahmad, Bhat Zahoor Ahmad, Peer Nazir Ahmad, Peer Aslam Wani and Ghulam Jeelani.

The trio discussed the legal defense in the cases being legally and politically sensitive in nature.
The team members picked up various problems relating to the safety and poor health of the prisoners with the jail authorities.

Bar paid special thanks to the Director General of Prisons Delhi for his cordiality in facilitating the interviews with prisoners in a cordial and relaxed atmosphere and other jail authorities who cooperated with all humility and respect.

Notably, it is first time after 6 months that lawyers could meet these prisoners after their arrest by NIA.
It is pertinent to mention that NIA filed charge sheet against Nayeem Khan and others before the court of special judge NIA Taroon Sharawat at Patiala house court New Delhi yesterday and on this occasion the accused were assisted by team of lawyers including Adv. R.A Jan Mushtaq Dar G N Shaheen, Mohammad Ayoub Bhat Ravi Qazi Sanna Majeed Rajat bhatia and others.
The statement added that the case is now fixed for hearing on 30 January 2018. (KNS)