The Centre has determined to withdraw the particular safety group (SSG) safety of 4 former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir.
The choice to withdraw their SSG safety of Nationwide Convention’s Farooq Abdullah, his son and celebration vice chairman Omar Abdullah, PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti and Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad was taken after a safety assessment assembly by the federal government, official sources stated.
The SSG is a specialised safety unit in Jammu and Kashmir created to guard chief ministers and former chief ministers within the former state.
“The choice is clearly political and a response to our elevated political actions,” stated Omar Abdullah, including that he was not knowledgeable concerning the growth.
“However none of it will silence us. The timing is essential. All ex-CMs have grow to be extra vocal and taking up authorities,” he stated.
“Nobody had the courtesy to tell us about it,” Mr Abdullah stated.
Mehbooba Mufti additionally stated she was not knowledgeable concerning the withdrawal of safety.
“I’ve not been knowledgeable about it formally. I am unable to say why they’re doing it,” the PDP chief stated.
” the form of scenario we live in. Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cavalcade was stopped in Punjab and the way it was projected. Right here in Kashmir they’re withdrawing our safety,” she stated.
All of the 4 former chief ministers will now be protected by safety wing of J&Ok police based mostly on their safety categorisation and risk evaluation.
“The Committee determined that the Ex-CMs of J&Ok shall be offered the safety by the safety wing as per their current categorization i.e., Z+ by identify, with extra escorts/measures as per necessity and evaluation of the Safety wing,” reads an official communique.
Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad are additionally protected by Nationwide Safety Guards (NSG), the safety offered by the central authorities based mostly on risk evaluation of two former chief ministers.
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