NC says Farooq Abdullah placed under ‘house arrest’, Police says ‘not true’

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Srinagar, (UNI): National Conference on Friday said its President Farooq Abdullah has been placed under ”house arrest”.

Police, however, termed it a “fake news” and said additional deployment was made on Gupkar road- housing the residence of Abdullah- in view of ” imputs of terror attack.”

“There is a fake news going around that some NC and PDP leaders have been placed under house arrest in Gupkar road, this news is completely baseless. There are additional personnel deployed on Gupkar road on certain places in view of certain inputs of terror attack,” a statement issued by Srinagar Police said.

“Ms Mehbooba Mufti visited her party headquarters around noon time and Dr Farooq Abdullah visited Hazratbal shrine and his friend in Shalimar in afternoon. .. JKP is a fully professional police force and is well aware of its duties,” it added.

The allegations of putting Farooq under house arrest emerged on the third anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370.

“Dr Farooq Abdullah has been placed under house arrest after returning from Nawai-Subha where he had earlier presided over a meeting and said “We will peacefully fight for our RIGHTS that were illegally, unconstitutionally and undemocratically snatched from us on August 5, 2019”, a party tweet said.
It said Abdullah had earlier presided over a meeting at Nawai-Subh.

“August 5, 2019 marks breach of trust, decisions NOT acceptable to us. We hope that SC will reverse the unilateral, undemocratic and unconstitutional decisions. Will continue to fight for our rights peacefully,” Abdullah was quoted by the party as having said in the meeting.

NC Vice president Omar Abdullah termed the house arrest a “senseless act.”
“It seems they have to place this truck outside the gate out of some compulsion because it’s a senseless act (aside from being totally illegal). He went to the office, went for Namaz, went for a condolence visit. The truck arrived after he had no where else to go today. Fools!!,” Omar tweeted.

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