Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Chief Secretary J&K, Commissioner Secretary Home department and DGP police asking them to submit a detailed compliance report regarding detention and shifting of Muhammad Yasin Malik to NIA custody.
The notice to governemnt officials was issued by State Human Rights commission chairperson Rtd justice Bilal Nazki.
Ahsan Untoo, a rights activist, had pleaded before the SHRC that Malik is a political worker and was detained under Public Safety Act and later handed over to National Investigation Agency, calling it ‘illegal’.
“The authorities illegaly allowed the police authorities to change the custody which is otherwise illegal in nature and handed over custody to NIA,” Untoo had pleaded before the commission.
It was reported health conditions got deteriorated with unknown reasons and the family members, friends were not allowed to interact or to get the health information of Malik.
Untoo in his petitions said that when Malik’s lawyer met him on April 20, at RML Hospital, he was not able to have a conversation with the lawyer as he was ruthlessly beaten by teh NIA authorities, he wa rushed to the RML hospital in a very critical condition and since then non one has been allowed to interact with Malik.
“It creates apprehensions in the mind of family members and the general public of the valley that he might have been assassinated by the authorities and in this regard, no communication has been made by the concerned authorities regarding the same,” he said in his petition.
Untoo had also pleaded before SHRC that a team is constituted who will receive first hand information regarding the well being of Malik, and he is brought before the media so as the apprehensions regarding the assassination of Malik are put to rest