Court orders release of Nayeem Khan’s brother detained for clicking photo

A court in New Delhi on Thursday ordered police to release Hurriyat leader Nayeem Khan’s brother who was detained for clicking a photo of the lock-up at Patiala House Courts Complex earlier in the day.

Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat ordered Tilak Marg Police Station to release Nayeem’s brother Munir Khan and delete the photo which he clicked when he had come to meet him in the Patiala House Courts Complex lock-up, news agency IANS reported.

Nayeem told the court that police personnel snatched the phone of his brother who had come from Kashmir to meet him during Thursday’s hearing and detained him in the Tilak Marg Police Station.

On enquiry, the lock-up incharge told the court that he had informed the police in view of the security concerns regarding the courts complex.

The police presented Khan’s brother before the court who sought apology for clicking the photo of the lock-up.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges against seven jailed Kashmiri leaders for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan-based Jamaatud Dawa and Hizbul Mujahideen chiefs Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin to wage war against India to secede Jammu and Kashmir.

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