Khan Sopori still in jail under PSA despite bail by court


In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s League (JKPL), Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, 70, is imprisoned at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu for the past one month under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA), despite the court giving him bail in March in all the cases slapped against him.
Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, a resident of Badambagh in Sopore, was arrested on February 15 when he had gone there to pay tributes to Ghulam Mohammad Bulla, whose death in custody is said to be the first custodial killing in Kashmir.
Sopori was taken to the Sopore police station where he was kept for 16 days till he was sent to sub-jail Baramulla on judicial remand, Sajjad Khan, Sopori’s son, said in a media interview in Srinagar.
Before his arrest, Sopori had visited a doctor at SMHS hospital and had been advised bed rest for his hypertension and disc problem in his back and neck, Sajjad said.
“I am worried about his health as he is a heart patient too. During his stay in police station, Sopore, he had a hypertension stroke and was referred to Sopore hospital, where his blood pressure was recorded as 110/190,” Sajjad said.—KMS

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