New Delhi: Following a Supreme Court directive of last week, ailing CPI(M) leader Muhammed Yusuf Tarigami was shifted from Srinagar to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday.
After the Centre scrapped the “special status” of Jammu and Kashmir, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechuri had tried to meet Tarigami. But the security forces returned Yechuri from Srinagar airport. Following this, he had approached the apex court, which issued a directive on Thursday last for shifting the CPI(M) leader to AIIMS.
Accompanied by a doctor, a relative and a police officer, Tarigami was taken to AIIMS soon after his arrival here.
He had been put under house arrest in the early hours of August 5 when the Centre abrogated special status granted to J&K under Article 370 of the Constitution.
The apex court had said the shifting will be done following consultations between doctors at Srinagar’s Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) and the AIIMS.
The court had allowed Tarigami to be accompanied by a family member of his choice.