Hina Bashir Khan (R)

A Kashmiri woman, who, was arrested along with her husband in connection with protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), has tested positive for Covid-19 in the custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA).

On June 6, Hina Bashir Khan’s COVID-19 test was conducted on the directions of the court.

The court has directed the agency to shift her to Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital.

The couple, Jahanzaib Sami and Hina, were arrested in March for allegedly instigating protests against the CAA.

Another accused named Abdul Basith was also arrested in March for involvement with the duo. The case was later transferred to the NIA.

“Accused persons including Abdul Basith are actively following the ideology of the ISIS and planning for terror strike in India and also recruiting cadres for the ISKP,” police had earlier told the court.

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