Yechury submits report on his Kashmir visit in SC

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on his visit to Jammu and Kashmir to meet his detained party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, sources said.

On August 28, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer had allowed Yechury to go to the state and meet Tarigami.

It had, however, restrained him from getting involved in any other activity.

The order came on Yachury’s habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Tarigami ahead of the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. The plea also stated that Tarigami was not in good health and Yechury wanted to meet him.