#Day45: Delhi Police, CRPF Gherao Residence of Omar Abdulla’s Estranged Wife



Omar Abdullah and Payal Singh
Omar Abdullah and Payal Singh

Following Supreme Court directions, Delhi police and para-military CRPF personnel have gheroed the residence of Payal Singh Abdullah, the estranged wife of former J&K CM Omar Abdullah in New Delhi on Monday.

Sources said that scores of forces personnel reached the J&K government flats in New Delhi being used by Payal Abdullah since she got divorced from Omar.

“She is being evicted from the residence,” sources said.

J&K CM's Official residence in New Delhi
The forces personnel inside the premises of Lutyen’s J&K Government flat on Monday.

Payal, a mother of two sons of Omar Abdullah, was occupying a flat in New Delhi which is official residence of J&K CM. However, after Omar’s term as CM ended, Payal stayed put and resisted the government’s notices to leave the flat.

Payal is been given Z security while Omar’s two sons are enjoying Z+ security. The mother-son trio is being guarded by at least 92 SSG personnel.

The native of Himachal Pradesh, Payal Singh, even went to knock Delhi Court against the notices of J&K Government, however, the court finally ordered her eviction from the official residence of J&K CM.

Delhi High Court on last Friday had directed Payal Abdullah to “gracefully” vacate the government accommodation she has been residing in with her two sons.

Payal, who has been residing at 7, Akbar Road bungalow since 1999, however, refused to move out and urged the court to pass an order.

The court then said a detailed order will be passed with regard to the time within which she and her children will have to vacate the bungalow.

“Will you gracefully evict or I should pass an order?” Justice Indermeet Kaur asked Payal’s counsel, who categorically stated that the court should pass the order.

The judge also orally observed that every person who retires from the office has to move out.

The judge also noted that Delhi Police will provide security to Payal and her children, who are ‘Z’ and ‘Z plus’ security protectees, during their stay in the capital.

On August 16, a trial court too, had asked Payal to move out of the house in Lutyen’s zone here.

The high court was hearing Payal’s plea seeking that she and her children be not evicted from 7, Akbar Road (type VIII) bungalow here or an alternative accommodation be provided in view of their security status and threat to their lives.

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