Shahid-ul-Islam granted ‘custody parole’; to spend day time with family only, nights in police custody

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency of India has granted “custody parole” for a week to the Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesperson, Shahid-ul-Islam.

Shahid’s wife Nuzhat Shahid told The Kashmir Press that they have learnt about the “custody parole” through an unconfirmed report that Shahid was released on Monday at 1 pm. However, she said that they did not receive any official confirmation anout the development.

“No official either from the jail or the NIA contacted us about his parole,” she said.

Nuzhat said that Shahid has been granted a “custody parole” of one week and the time of the parole will start when Shahid reaches home.

“Shahid was told that he will have to bear the transportation expenses includjng those of the security officers accompanying him if he intends to travel by Air and if he intends to travel by road, the government will bear the costs,” she said.

Besides, Shahid would be allowed to remain with his family from 10 am to 5 pm and for the rest of the time he will have to stay in police custody.  “Nobody other than the family members would be allowed to meet Shahid during the custody parole period,” she said, adding that the place where Shahid will spend his nights would be decided by the concerned SSP.

Nuzhat said that Shahid has left New Delhi by road accompanied by security officers and will reach home today.

Shahid was arrested in an alleged “terror funding case” by the NIA in July 2017 and is languishing at New Delhi’s Tihar jail since.

Nuzhat had survived a heart stroke on January 12 following which she was rushed to a hospital.

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