Geelani to leave for Delhi today

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Mar 12: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, is leaving for New Delhi tomorrow for medical investigations while he turned down an offer of the State Government of providing State chopper for airlifting him to New Delhi.
The Hurriyat (G) spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, said that Geelani is stable and is in regular consultation with the doctors. “Large number of people today visited Geelani’s house to inquire about his health”, he added.
The spokesman said that Geelani is leaving for New Delhi tomorrow, where he would undergo medical investigations. “The rumors being spread about him are baseless. Since his return from New Delhi, he is suffering from respiratory infection, but his condition has improved,” he said.
“The State Government today offered State chopper to Geelani Sahib so that he could be airlifted to New Delhi for treatment, the offer was rejected out rightly by Geelani Sahib”, the spokesman said.
The spokesman said: “Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Shah along with DC Budgam Khurshid Ahmed and other senior police officials visited the Hyderpora residence of ailing Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani.”
The DC Srinagar and Budgam while inquiring about the health of Geelani offered him State Chopper for New Delhi. “He rejected the offer”, the spokesman said.