‘PDP chief placed under house arrest’

‘PDP chief placed under house arrest’
File Photo of Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti was Monday put under house arrest to prevent her from visiting Anantnag to meet the family of a youth killed in cross-firing between security forces and militants last week, a PDP leader said.

The PDP leader said that Police had locked the main gate of Mufti's residence.

A Police official said the PDP chief was not allowed to visit Anantnag due to security reasons.

Shahid Ahmad was killed in an exchange of fire between the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on October 24, Police said.

Mufti was put under house arrest at her Fairview residence in Gupkar locality of the city here and not allowed to move out, the PDP leader said.

“She was to visit the family of slain youth Shahid Ahmad in south Kashmir's Anantnag district and wanted to offer her condolences to the bereaved family, but was not allowed to move out of her residence,” the party leader said.

According to the PDP leader, Police had locked the main gate of Mufti’s residence.

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