Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said she was denied a passport on the grounds that it was “detrimental to the security of India”.
The PDP president said that her passport was denied on the basis of a report by J-K Police’s Criminal Investigative Department (CID).
While posting the letter of regional passport officer, Srinagar, on Twitter, Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Passport Office refused to issue my passport based on CID’s report citing it as ‘detrimental to the security of India. This is the level of normalcy achieved in Kashmir since Aug 2019 that an ex Chief Minister holding a passport is a threat to the sovereignty of a mighty nation.”
The letter mentioned that the additional director-general of police, J-K CID, has not recommended the issuance of a passport to Mufti.
Mufti had already moved the High Court for issuance of the passport as she has applied for it last year.
Sources, however, said that the PDP chief was denied a clearance by the CID after her name popped up during an investigation suggesting her links with certain “anti-national people”. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is already probing a case of money distribution to militants via PDP youth president Waheed ur Rehman Para who was detained by the NIA.
The NIA charge sheet, which focuses on Para’s role in supporting terror and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, said, “Para gave ₹5 crore in 2016 to Altaf Ahmad Shah alias Fantoosh to keep the situation boiling in Kashmir valley after the killing of HM terrorist Burhan Wani.”
News Source: HindustanTimes