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Shabir Shah given proper medical facilities, Tihar jail authorities tell court

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New Delhi: Tihar Jail superintendent informed a Delhi Court Wednesday that Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested in two separate cases of alleged “terror financing”, is being provided with all the necessary medical facilities in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

The submissions were made before Special Judge Dharmendra Rana in a response to a plea on behalf of Shah, claiming that the accused was suffering from various ailments, including heart disease, and that his immunity was very low.

The plea, moved by advocate Qausar Khan, said Shah’s medical condition made him prone to COVID-19.

The three-page report filed on Wednesday said that Shah has already been put in a separate cell, as requested in his application, and proper medical check ups and medication are being provided to him.

After the submission, the court disposed of the application.

Advocate Khan had said in the application, “Looking at the recent occurrences of COVID-19 in the central jail and the health condition of the accused, his life would be in danger if he comes in contact with the virus. Therefore, direct the jail authorities to put him in a separate cell.”

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