SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday filed an FIR against Peoples Democratic Party’s ten leaders and activists including a former minister in erstwhile PDP-BJP combine and Mehbooba Mufti’s uncle for organizing rally on the death anniversary of PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
The FIR (4/2022) has been registered at police station Bijbhera under IPC sections of 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (unlawfully or negligently act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life). The case has been registered on the directions by Executive Magistrate Bijbhera (Tehsildar) to SHO of the concerned, according to an order, a copy of which lies with GNS.
January 7, 2022 marked the six death anniversary of Mufti Mohammad Sayeeed, former Home Minister of India and ex-Chief Minister of erstwhile PDP-BJP government.
The FIR has been filed after the administration said that PDP organized a “large gathering” on August 7 at the tomb of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Bijbhera “in complete violation of SOPs and covid-19 appropriate behaviour which result in spread of covid-19 and other related epidemic.”
The FIR has been filed against Abdul Rahman Bhat “@ Veeri”—former minister, Javaid Ahmad Sheikh, Najmun Saqib , Sartaj Madni (Mehbooba’s maternal uncle) , Majid Ahmad Khan , Abdul Majeed Rangraiz, Showkat Ahmad Teeli, Mufti Sarwar, Arshid Ahmad Ganie and Nazir Ahmad Vaid.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said “Covid 19 restrictions apply only to PDP not to BJP.
“Covid 19 restrictions apply only to PDP. Not to BJP’s protest in Kashmir yesterday, PMs rally in Punjab or the mass poojas attended by hundreds of people to pray for his safety. Talks volumes about J&K admin’s brazen bias against my party,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.