The Jammu Kashmir police on Wednesday clarified that People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti is not under house arrest. The clarification comes amid reports of her being put under a house arrest at her residence in Srinagar.
According to news agency ANI, a senior J&K said, "PDP president Mehbooba Mufti was on the way to Press Colony in Srinagar to participate in a protest but police did now allow her to move towards the site due to security reasons." "She is not under house arrest," he added.
The former chief minister said since the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been in force, there has been no accountability for the killings of innocents.
Mehbooba told reporters that the families of the slain civilians are holding protests in Srinagar and demanding handover of their bodies.
#UPDATE | PDP president Mehbooba Mufti was on the way to Press Colony in Srinagar to participate in a protest but police did now allow her to move towards the site due to security reasons. She is not under house arrest: Senior J&K Police officer pic.twitter.com/EsNBdaFWFi— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2021
Her house arrest reports surfaced after her brother Tassaduq Hussain Mufti was today asked to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in the national capital on Thursday for questioning in a money laundering case.
Reacting to this, Mehbooba Mufti told PTI that it was a political vendetta against her. "The moment I raise my voice against any wrongdoing, there is a summon waiting for someone from my family. This time it was my brother," she told PTI here.
Mehbooba Mufti, who has herself been questioned by the ED in the past in connection with another money laundering case, said that she has been protesting against the killing of innocent civilians in the outskirts of Srinagar city on Monday.
(With agency inputs)
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