CM’s aide reviving Gulab Singh’s rule: Rattanpuri
Srinagar, Nov 27: Calling Jammu and Kashmir as police state, ruling National Conference (NC) Member Parliament on Sunday alleged that a person in Chief Minister’s office had tried to teach him a lesson through an incident in Pulwama. He said the Chief Minister’s trusted aide wants to take the state back to Gulab Singh’s rule.
“There is no suspicion that Jammu and Kashmir is a police state. I am afraid of police as they are running parallel government here,” Rattanpuri told Greater Kashmir.
He said that on July 26, Superintendent of Police Pulwama used ‘foul’ and ‘derogatory’ language against him. However, he said since then no action has been taken against the police officer nor Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had bothered to ask him about the incident.
“You know who call shots in Chief Minister’s office? He wanted to teach me a lesson as during a working committee meeting of NC when I presented true picture before the CM. The close aide of CM wants to take state back to 1853 rule of Gulab Singh,” he said. Asked about the action taken by Chief Minister against two senior police officers for using ‘foul’ and ‘derogatory’ language in Jammu, he said this shows how much Kashmiris are ‘disempowered’.
“It shows where we stand. Even a Member Parliament is easily hounded. Nobody from my own party bothered to say anything. Not even the Chief Minister. Though I talked to NC president Dr Sahib (Farooq Abdullah) about the incident who assured action but I didn’t feel to remind him,” he added.
On 24 November, government attached two police officers, including an IPS officer after a video showing them using "foul" language against some politicians was circulated on the internet.
“Minister for social welfare during Development Board meeting on July 28 asked me to remain silent as SP Pulwama shouted against me repeatedly. Sakina told me in the meeting that SP might fire from his pistol,” said Rattanpuri
“Even I have moved privilege motion against SP Pulwama through Home Ministry. But no acknowledgement has been received from the state home department so far despite . And November 25 being a deadline for it,” Rattanpuri said.
He said that an RTI application has been filed with Chief Engineer Roads and Buildings department to seek details about any favor made on his behalf for his workers as was alleged by the Police.
“The RTI application has not been accepted by R&B,” he added.
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