Detained separatist leader Ashraf Sehrai dies in Jammu hospital

His RTPCR report is still awaited, they said. He had COVID-19 symptoms and his oxygen levels had fallen, the officials added.

PTI | Jammu | Updated: 05-05-2021 14:21 IST | Created: 05-05-2021 13:56 IST
Detained separatist leader Ashraf Sehrai dies in Jammu hospital
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Separatist leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was arrested under the Public Safety Act in July last year, died at a hospital here on Wednesday, officials said.

Sehrai, 77, a close confidant of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was shifted to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital from the district jail in Udhampur after his health deteriorated on Tuesday evening, the officials said.

Sehrai, who replaced Geelani as chairperson of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, had tested negative for COVID-19 in a rapid antigen test. His RTPCR report is still awaited, they said. He had COVID-19 symptoms and his oxygen levels had fallen, the officials added. PTI TAS SKL MIN MIN

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