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Geelani calls NIA charge-sheets “fake and false”

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Srinagar, March 26: APHC chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that charge sheets filed by the NIA against Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-u-Din, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, Shahid Yusuf and Mohammad Aslam Wani and witnesses listed (in the case) are false and fake, saying the entire NIA exercise is a political vendetta.

“It is extreme irrational that instead of citing any proof the NIA is relying on social media reports and self-made long list of more than 332 witnesses to prolong their detention,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.

“The judiciary failed to deliver justice”, said Geelani, adding, scores of youth are languishing in jails since long and after serving jail term even for decades were declared innocent as the executive failed to produce any substantial proof against these.

Reacting sharply over the reports of intimidations and ill treatment meted out to those detained in Tihar, Syed Ali Geelani said that they are subjected to physical and mental torture by jail authorities.

Geelani while appealing international community to take cognizance of arbitrary measures adopted by New Delhi and their “henchmen”, impressed to intervene and rescue detainees from the political vendetta.