New Delhi: Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Mohammed Yasin Malik was discharged after remaining admitted at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi for four days and has returned to Tihar Jail.
Malik is on hunger strike for a week now and was shifted to hospital after his health deteriorated due to the hunger strike he announced on July 22.
“He (Malik) came back to Tihar on Friday,” Director General (Prisons), Sandeep Goyal, told IANS.
After returning to his cell, Malik has decided to continue with his hunger strike and is still not having any food. “He is still on intravenous fluids,” the top prison official told the news agency.
The jailed Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front cheif, who is currently lodged at Jail No 7 of the Tihar Prison, went on the hunger strike on July 22 alleging that his case was not being investigated properly.
Initially, the jail officials met with him and tried to convince him to end his hunger strike, but he categorically refused. From 24 July, he was on intravenous fluid.
Malik, sentenced by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Delhi this year, is serving two life sentences and varying jail terms, all running concurrently, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).