SRINAGAR — The two sons of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, the late Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Chairman, who were booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for raising ‘anti-national’ slogans at the funeral of their father on May 6 this year have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kupwara district jail.
Family sources said that Mujahid Sehrai and Rashid Ashraf, who are facing detention under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), have tested positive for the virus two days ago.
Government sources confirmed that the two sons of late Sehrai tested positive for the virus. They said the duo is being treated as per the law and the guidelines of the government, adding that the necessary medicines are being provided to all the prisoners who are currently facing detention across Jammu and Kashmir.
They said that both the sons of late Sehrai have been quarantined at District Police Lines (DPL) Kupwara.
The Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Chairman, Sehrai, died on May 5 at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu after he was shifted to the facility following the deterioration of his health while being in Udhampur Jail since last year under Public Safety Act (PSA). His body was brought to his native village in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, where he was buried on May 6.
His two sons – Mujahid Sehrai and Rashid Sehrai — were arrested from their residence at Bulbulbagh area of Barzulla in Srinagar on May 15 for raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans” at the funeral of their father. (KDC)