Srinagar, Apr 22: Jail authorities at Kot Bhalwal here in Jammu region of the state lodged a separatist leader Abdul Samad Inqalabi into solitary dark narrow cell for 23 days after he went on a hunger strike against the ‘violation’ of rules inside the jail, alleged his brother on Monday.
Islam-e-Tanzeem Azadi patron Abdul Samad Inqalabi, a resident of Ganistan Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district was arrested by police during a nocturnal raid from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on 25 December last year and since then he is languishing in the jail.
Muhammad Yousuf, the brother of incarcerated leader told news agency CNS that Inqalabi was beaten up at a local police station before shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu under draconian Public Safety Act on January 12 this year.
“Inqalabi was mentally and physically tortured at the Kot Bhalwal Jail and when observed hunger strike against the attitude of the jail authorities, he was put into a narrow single dark cell for 23 days. His health has deteriorated to a great extent,” Muhammad Yousuf said and termed Inqalabi’s detention illegal and unjustified.
“My brother is a political worker who doesn’t believe in violence. His only fault is that he is religious and demanding right to self determination for his people,” he said