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SC directs shifting of CPM leader Mohd Yusuf Tarigami to AIIMS after Sitaram Yechury alleges party colleague's illegal detention in J&K

  • A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was inclined to shift Tarigami, the former CPM MLA, to AIIMS in Delhi

  • CPM leader Sitaram Yechury told the bench that he had no objection if Tarigami was shifted to AIIMS for better treatment

  • The top court had earlier allowed Yechury to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his ailing party colleague Tarigami

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered shifting of ailing CPM leader Mohd Yusuf Tarigami to All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi from Srinagar where he is under house arrest.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was inclined to shift Tarigami, the former CPM MLA, to AIIMS in Delhi.

 SC directs shifting of CPM leader Mohd Yusuf Tarigami to AIIMS after Sitaram Yechury alleges party colleagues illegal detention in J&K

File image of CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury. News18

CPM leader Sitaram Yechury told the bench that he had no objection if Tarigami was shifted to AIIMS for better treatment.

"We want to reserve our right to challenge the detention of former MLA in Habeas Corpus (bring the person) plea," Yechury told the apex court.

The top court had earlier allowed Yechury to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his ailing party colleague Tarigami while brushing aside the Centre's claim that it might "endanger the situation" in the state.

It had made it clear that Yechury was allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his party colleague only as attention has been drawn to an interim application seeking orders from the court for bringing Tarigami to the AIIMS, New Delhi, for better medical facilities.

Yechury filed a petition in the apex court seeking production of Tarigami, who has been detained in Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution which accorded a special status to the state.

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Updated Date: Sep 05, 2019 14:06:35 IST