Challenging the detention of Kashmir politician Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury has filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court.
Tarigami, a four-time CPI(M) MLA from Kulgam in the now dissolved J&K assembly, was detained on August 5 in the backdrop of central government measures to revoke the special status of the state.
The petition seeking a writ of habeas corpus for the production of Tarigami says that the 72-year old leader is not keeping well.
Yechury had travelled to Srinagar on August 9 to meet him but was detained at the airport. Despite giving advance information to the J&K Governor about his plan to meet Tarigami, he was not allowed access citing "law and order problems", said Yechury in the petition filed through Advocate Shadan Farasat.
The continued detention of Tarigami is violative of fundamental right to life and personal liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution, the plea contends.
Yechury says that he is constrained to seek a writ of habeas corpus due to absolute lack of information regarding the whereabouts of Tarigami, who is ailing from age-related health problems.
The petition was mentioned before the bench headed by Justice Ramana on Friday and has been listed on August 26.Click Here to Download Petition[Read Petition]