Jailed Shabbir Shah faints during hearing in Tihar Jail

New Delhi, September 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): The illegally detained senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, fainted during an ongoing trial conducted via video conferencing from Tihar Jail. Shabbir Shah while appearing in the trial conducted by a court in New Delhi, lost consciousness for a few minutes, family members of the detained leader told media men.

Shabbir Shah’s wife, Dr Bilquees Shah, who, later in the day, was briefly allowed to meet her husband, said that his health had deteriorated to an alarming proportion. “He was not even able to stand on his legs. The jail authorities are not providing him the basic medical care. For three months we have been requesting for his checkup. But authorities in Tihar have not moved,” she deplored.

Dr Bilquees said Shabbir Shah is suffering from serious ailments including diabetes, hypertension and heart blocks for which he may require angiography followed by angioplasty. “But the authorities are playing with his life and not providing him any medical care,” she said.

India’s Enforcement Directorate had arrested Shabbir Shah in July last year in a decade-old fake case and airlifted him to New Delhi. Later, a court had remanded him in judicial custody at Tihar Jail. Since then, he has been lodged in the jail.

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