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Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said that she spoke with the Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh requesting him for early release of incarcerated Hurriyat (M) spokesperson Shahid-ul-Islam on humanitarian grounds as the wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Shahid was arrested in 2017 by National Investigation Agency during the tenure of Mehbooba Mufti.

“Have spoken with HM requesting his early release on humanitarian grounds as the wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage. (SIC),” Mehbooba said in response to a tweet.

Pertinently, Shahid-ul-Islam’s counsel Advocate Rajat Kumar has filed an interim bail plea for his release on humanitarian grounds before NIA Court in Delhi.

Shahid-ul-Islam’s wife Nuzhat Shah survived a brain stroke at JVC hospital in Srinagar last Sunday.