SRINAGAR: A day after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti was released from detention, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah visited the former at her residence in Srinagar.
Mehbooba was released on Tuesday two weeks after the Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration if the former chief minister’s detention under PSA can be extended beyond a year and, if so, “how long do you propose to extend it”. The bench had fixed the next date of hearing on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
Mehbooba Mufti was first detained under Sections 107 and 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and later booked under the Public Safety Act. She was lodged at Cheshma Shahi guest house and then shifted to another government guest house at MA Road Lal Chowk. Later she was then taken to her residence where she remained under house arrest.
“My father & I called on Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba this afternoon to enquire about her well-being after her release from detention. She has kindly accepted Farooq Sb’s invitation to join a meeting of the Gupkar Declaration signatories tomorrow afternoon,” Omar tweeted.
Mufti later thanked the duo in a tweet. “It was nice of you & Farooq sahab to come home. It gave me courage listening to him. I am sure together we all can change things for the better,” Mehbooba tweeted.
It was nice of you & Farooq sahab to come home. It gave me courage listening to him. Im sure together we all can change things for the better. https://t.co/48yc39Wjhb
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 14, 2020