PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija has been issued a passport for a restricted interval of two years to permit her to check overseas regardless of an hostile report by the CID, officers stated on Thursday.
Iltija, 35, had moved the Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Courtroom in February for issuance of the passport for her research after her utility for the journey doc was not cleared.
Her passport had expired on January 2 and she or he had utilized for a recent one prematurely on June 8 final 12 months.
In line with a letter written by the Regional Passport Workplace to the extra solicitor normal, Iltija, who needs to pursue greater research, has been issued passport which is legitimate from April 5, 2023 until April 4, 2025.
Quoting the letter, the officers stated the CID/Police verification report acquired from Particular Director Common of Police (CID) J&Ok in February doesn’t favour for issuance of passport to the petitioner.
The officers stated passport officer (Srinagar) Davinder Kumar sought an in depth report from the CID on any cost sheet and FIR in opposition to the petitioner however the division refused and reiterated their preliminary report shared by them on February 16.
“Given the circumstances particularly that the applicant seeks to pursue greater research (Masters) in UAE, this workplace issued passport … legitimate as much as 04/04/2025,” Kumar stated in his letter.
Iltija advised PTI that by issuing her the passport, no favour has been prolonged and questioned why the validity was for under two years whereas the journey doc is legitimate for 10 years.
“They haven’t performed me any favour. I’m grateful to the honourable court docket however the bigger query stays about CID’s gross misconduct and abuse of energy by weaponising passports,” she alleged.
She stated the CID’s first submission to court docket was filled with “bald-faced lies” as they’re infringing upon “my rights by submitting hostile experiences to make sure my passport just isn’t issued”.
“So as to add to that, the hostile report has been categorised as high secret. The one purpose it’s high secret is as a result of CID has nothing substantial in opposition to me so they’re misusing the Official Secrets and techniques Act,” Iltija stated, including “I’ve secured a two-year extension to my passport after a relentless court docket battle for 10 months. Think about the plight of different Kashmiris.” On March 29, the Felony Investigation Division (CID) wing of J&Ok police had sought dismissal of Iltija’s writ petition by informing the excessive court docket that her closing verification report was forwarded to the division involved the earlier month.
“The petitioner has no floor to method the court docket in opposition to the answering respondent as a result of not one of the proper, whether or not elementary or authorized, has been infringed by the answering respondent,” the Senior Superintendent of Police, headquarters, CID J&Ok, had stated.
He claimed the petitioner wrongly “impleaded the division as get together respondent within the prompt matter, whereas as, the CID has a mere informative function within the passport proceedings and neither any reduction has been or may very well be sought from it”.
“The answering respondents division (CID) primarily is an intelligence wing of the federal government of J&Ok and has a restricted function to the extent of discreetly verifying the character/Antecedents of individuals on the suggestions of the competent authorities. The function of CID ends as quickly because the report is forwarded,” he had stated.
In March 2021, Mehbooba Mufti and her 80-year-old mom Gulshan Nazir have been refused passport by J&Ok Police citing an “hostile report” in opposition to her.
Ms Mufti’s passport expired on Could 31, 2019 and she or he had utilized for a recent one on December 11, the subsequent 12 months, whereas her mom and spouse of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had additionally utilized for a passport in 2020 to undertake a non secular pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
Ms Mufti’s passport utility remains to be pending although the authorities issued the journey doc of her mom in February on the instructions of the excessive court docket.
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