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Mehbooba Mufti claims she is under 'house arrest' amid HM's Baramulla visit; J&K police deny charge

Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter and put out pictures of the alleged locking of the door of the main gate of her house.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: October 05, 2022 12:25 IST
Mehbooba Mufti, Mehbooba Mufti house arrest, Jammu and Kashmir
Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Mehbooba Mufti claims she has been placed under house arrest

Highlights

  • Mehbooba Mufti said she was prevented from visiting an area in north Kashmir
  • She said she had been stopped from attending a wedding of a party worker in Pattan
  • However, the police rebutted the claims of the PDP chief and said she was free to travel anywhere

Mehbooba Mufti engaged in a Twitter spat with the Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday after the former chief minister claimed she was placed under house arrest to prevent her from visiting an area in north Kashmir.

Mehbooba claimed that since Union Home Minister Amit Shah was travelling to Baramulla, 54 kilometers from Srinagar, in north Kashmir and addressing a public rally there, she had been stopped from attending a wedding of a party worker in Pattan.

However, the police rebutted the claims of the PDP chief and said she was free to travel anywhere.

"While HM is going around Kashmir beating drums of normalcy, I am under house arrest for simply wanting to visit Pattan for a worker's wedding. If an ex CM's fundamental rights can be suspended so easily, one can’t even imagine the plight of a commoner," Mehbooba Mufti said in a tweet and tagged the home minister and Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

She also put out pictures of the alleged locking of the door of the main gate of her house.

However, almost 40 minutes later, the Srinagar Police tweeted that there were no restrictions on her travel to Pattan. 

The police even claimed that she herself had locked the gate from inside.

"It is clarified that no restriction of any kind (of) travel to Pattan, travel to Pattan at 1 pm as intimated to us. The picture tweeted by her is of inside of the gate with own lock of residents who stay in the bunglow. There is no lock or any restrictions. She is free to travel," the police said in the tweet.

They also put out pictures of her gate with no locks from the outside.

This was quickly rebutted by Mehbooba who said the SSP Baramulla had informed her Tuesday night that she would not be allowed to travel. She claimed that the police were "now lying through their teeth".

"I was informed last night by SP (SSP) Baramulla @bhatray that I wouldn’t be allowed to travel to Pattan. Today @JmuKmrPolice have themselves locked my gates from inside & are now lying through their teeth. Sad that law enforcement agencies are brazenly trying to cover up their tracks," she said in a tweet. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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