Indian MHA Confirms Injuring of 18 Prisoners in Tihar Jail

New Delhi, December 02 (Kashmir Voice): Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has confirmed that 18 detainees including Syed Shahid Yousuf, the son of prominent Kashmiri freedom leader Syed Salahuddin, were injured due to the thrashing by the staff of Tihar jail in New Delhi.
According to media sources, all the 18 prisoners, including Syed Shahid Yousuf, were injured when the personnel of the Tamil Nadu Special Police thrashed the inmates at jail number 1 of Tihar jail on the intervening night of November 21-22 during. These facts were conveyed by Tihar jail authorities in a report submitted to the MHA, an official of the ministry said. The injured prisoners are being examined by a three-member team of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. A fact-finding team, headed by a district judge rank officer, has been constituted to investigate the entire episode. KASHMIR VOICE

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