The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) welcomes the order of the Supreme Court given by the Chief Justice granting relief to Comrade Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami to be shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, for proper medical care accompanied by a family member of his choice.

In today’s hearing, relying upon the affidavit filed before the Supreme Court by Sitaram Yechury, it was also pointed out that the house arrest of Tarigami was on the face of it illegal as there were no charges against him and no order or detention has been issued, which authorizes his de facto detention.

In fact, his security has been given oral instructions to keep him in de facto house arrest, unsupported by any authority of law. Thereafter the Supreme Court has also issued a notice to the government of India on the points raised in the affidavit in the Habeas Corpus writ.

The case will continue to be heard after the government’s response.

A copy of the affidavit is attached.