Geelani’s son taken to hospital; Hurriyat threatens legal action against NIA
The Hurriyat spokesman claimed that repeated “psychological pressure” may have had adverse effects on Dr Naeem Geelani’s health.Updated: Jul 30, 2017 22:37 IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Dr Naeem Geelani, the elder son of Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was taken to a hospital on Sunday after he complained of chest pain, a party spokesman said.
The spokesman said that Naeem Geelani was scheduled to visit New Delhi for the NIA investigation into alleged terror funding by him and others, and had also booked a flight in this regard.
The spokesman claimed that repeated “psychological pressure” may have had adverse effects on his health.
“He was admitted in Soura Medical Institute, where he has been kept in ICU,” the spokesman said, stressing that the junior Geelani was a heart patient and has suffered a massive heart attack in 2009 and was operated with two cardiac stents.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat Conference said it will take legal action against the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Indian media about the “character assassination” of its leaders and their family members.
Denying the “reports of NIA about properties allegedly amassed” by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and other leadership, the Huriyat statement said it was considering the details and will come up with the actual figures to make people and the world community aware about the “misinformation campaign and malicious propaganda of Indian authorities”.
Denying reports of having unauthorised, illegal or disproportionate property, the Hurriyat hawk said his daughters are married and his two sons Dr Naeem Gilani and Naseem Gilani have no illegal assets.
Authorities foil Geelani’s press conference
The statement also said that Syed Ali Shah Geelani had called an emergency press conference at his Hyderpora residence to refute the allegations, but the police and the state administration prevented media from entering his residence.
First Published: Jul 30, 2017 22:37 IST