Srinagar, September 20, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have booked a pellet-blinded youth, Suhail Ahmed Tramboo, under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), and shifted him to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu. The police had assured the family of Suhail Ahmed Trumboo that he will be at home on Tuesday after remaining about 18 days in custody. Instead, the police booked him under the PSA and shifted him to Kot Bhalwal jail, leaving the family in disbelief and utter grief.
“For all these days, after he was picked up from home by police, they kept assuring us every day that he will be home the next day,” Suhail’s mother, Haleema Bano told a local daily at her home in Murran area of Pulwama district.
But on Monday the police assurances of her son’s release somehow convinced Bano. She cleaned her house with the help of her daughters and was sleeping peacefully, dreaming that her son will be home, the next day.
“Instead, I got a call from him at 5:30 in the morning. He was sobbing. He told me that he was being shifted to Jammu and had already reached Qazigund,” Bano said, unable to stop her tears at the mere mention of her son crying.
She lamented that the police did not even inform them of booking him and shifting him to Jammu. “What was he, a murderer? Why did they not inform us?” she asked.
The 26-year-old Suhail was left blinded in his right eye after he was hit by pellets fired on protesters by Indian troops in March, last year, in Bellow area of the district. “He was hit by pellets in both his eyes but multiple surgeries at the SMHS hospital in Srinagar restored the sight in the left, but he remained blinded in the right one,” Suhail’s father, Ahsan Tramboo said.
Battling the blindness, Suhail still did menial jobs here and there to support his down trodden family. However, a gall bladder removal, earlier this year, left him too weak to work. “Instead of him looking after us in this old age, it is the other way round now. He suffers from asthma as well,” Ahsan Tramboo said. The family members say that they cannot visit Jammu because of their financial condition. “We will have to live without seeing him,” Ahsan said.
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