The condition of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik is absolutely fine and there is no reason for any worry about his health, Director General of Tihar Prison Sandeep Goel said on Sunday night. Goel's statement came hours after Malik's wife Mushaal Hussein Malik in a video message talked about her apprehension regarding the health of the jailed JKLF chief.
Malik is currently in jail in connection with terror finding cases.
"Yasin Malik is absolutely fine. There is no reason for any worry about his health," Goel told news agency PTI. The DG also said rumours regarding Malik's health are completely false.
In the video message, the Pakistan-born wife of Malik had claimed that his health conditions was deteriorating and he needed urgent attention.
A Delhi court last week sent Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Malik, arrested in a case related to funding of separatists and terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir, to judicial custody till May 24. He is lodged in Tihar Jail in the national capital.
"If he is a prisoner, then a prisoner has certain rights and should he not get those rights? Why has he (Malik) been subjected to solitary confinement? The case or the (Public) Safety Act is fine, but we are extremely worried about his well-being. He won't sustain for long in that cage," the family said addressing a press conference at Malik's Maisuma residence.
My humble appeal to know about the condition and where abouts of my critically ill husband Mohammad Yasin Malik who is in Tihar death cell with strong rumours of his death. #KashmirIssue #KashmirUnderThreat pic.twitter.com/CYRSAYDgsP— Mushaal Hussein Mullick (@MushaalMullick) August 4, 2019
The family said they were not against the case registered against the JKLF chairman, "but if anything bad happened to Malik, the government would be responsible".
The family alleged that no one was allowed to meet him.
The JKLF chief is also facing charges of kidnapping and murder for being allegedly involved in abducting Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in 1989, and killing of four Indian Air Force personnel in 1990.
The JKLF was recently banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
(With PTI inputs)