Srinagar, Dec 7: Former president of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI), Dr Mubeen Shah, was today released from Agra jail on health grounds.
Shah is an NRI who runs a handicraft business from Malaysia. He was detained on the night of August 4 and booked under the Public Safety Act. He has been released for three months on temporary basis. He has to surrender again on March 7.
He said Shah was due for a surgery and will undergo certain medical tests in Delhi. His family said that he has lost a lot of weight, around 20 kgs. “Before his arrest on August 4, he was to undergo a surgery which could not happen”, they said.
Shah’s wife Asifa Mubeen had challenged his detention in the Supreme Court and sought that he be produced before the court.
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) hailed his release.
“We welcome his release and want that the development prompts a trend of the release of all the Kashmir traders, civil society members , lawyers and others who have been in detention”, said Sheikh Ashiq, KCCI president.