Srinagar: A Kashmiri woman who is in the National Investigating Agency (NIA) custody has tested positive for COVID-19 in New Delhi on Saturday.
After testing positive for the infection, she was immediately admitted at a Delhi hospital. Her husband Sami and Abdullah Basith have not shown any signs of the infection yet.
Beigh (39) and her husband Jahanzaib Sami, residents of Srinagar, were arrested by Delhi Police’s Special Cell from the national capital’s Jamia Nagar area in the first week of March for their alleged links with ISKP.
Beigh, during the interrogation, developed symptoms following which she underwent Covid-19 test.
The NIA informed the duty magistrate at Patiala House on Sunday that Beigh has been found “positive” for coronavirus.
“I urged the court that Beigh should be immediately referred to a hospital and permission be granted for her to talk to me regularly, which was not allowed earlier,” Beigh’s lawyer M S Khan was quoted as saying by media reports.
It is not known yet whom she contracted the virus.
Earlier in March, the family of the couple had said that, duo are being framed just because they are Kashmiri Muslims.