Convicted Kashmiri Separatist leader Yasin Malik was hospitalised by the Tihar prison authorities after his health deteriorated following his ongoing hunger strike.
“He was referred to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on Tuesday due to some fluctuation in his blood pressure,” a senior prison official told IANS.
The official informed that for further examination Malik was admitted to the hospital and is currently hospitalised there.
Malik was convicted in connection with a 2017 terror funding case and sentenced to life imprisonment on May 25 by an National Investigation Agency special court.
The jailed separatist leader, who is currently lodged at Jail No. 7 of the Tihar Prison, went on hunger strike on July 22. When asked the reason behind his hunger strike, the official refrained from divulging any details further, however, prison sources said that Malik is protesting against the agencies that are investigating his cases.