J&K police refutes Mehbooba’s claims of house arrest

at 6:32 pm
J&K police refutes Mehbooba's claims of house arrest


Srinagar (NVI): Hours after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti claimed that she was put under house arrest, the Jammu and Kashmir Police refuted the charges, saying that the former J&K chief minister was requested to postpone her visit to Pulwama “purely due to security reasons.”

In a tweet, the Kashmir Zone police said: “PDP leader Ms Mehbooba Mufti is not under house arrest. She was requested to #postpone her visit to #Pulwama purely due to #security reasons.”

Mufti, while taking to the microblogging site this morning, claimed that she, along with her daughter, Iltija Mufti, have been put under house arrest by Jammu and Kashmir administration.

“Ive been illegally detained yet again. Since two days, J&K admin has refused to allow me to visit @parawahid’s family in Pulwama. BJP Ministers & their puppets are allowed to move around in every corner of Kashmir but security is a problem only in my case,” Mufti tweeted this morning.

“Their cruelty knows no bounds. Waheed was arrested on baseless charges & I am not allowed to even console his family. Even my daughter Iltija has been placed under house arrest because she also wanted to visit Waheed’s family,” she further tweeted.

“I’m going to hold a press conference at 3:00 pm today & will brief the press on various issues. Request media to kindly come,” the PDP chief said.

Mufti had also claimed that for the past two days, she had not been allowed to console the family of PDP youth leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, who was arrested by the national investigating agency (NIA) earlier this week.

Notably, Parra was today remanded in 15-day custody by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with his close links with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu and suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Davinder Singh.

The PDP leader, who is also a close aide of party chief Mehbooba Mufti, was arrested Wednesday after NIA questioned him for two days at its New Delhi office.

Waheed Para, a close aide of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, was on the radar of NIA for the past few months. His arrest also comes as a massive setback for PDP and Gupkar alliance before the District Development Council (DDC) polls.