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Cong J&Okay Chief Soz to Sue Centre for ‘Illegal Home Arrest’

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File photograph of Congress chief Saifuddin Soz. “I take a powerful exception to the federal government stand earlier than the Supreme Court docket that I had neither been put beneath home arrest nor had any restrictions been imposed on me […]

File photo of Congress leader Saifuddin Soz.

File photograph of Congress chief Saifuddin Soz.

“I take a powerful exception to the federal government stand earlier than the Supreme Court docket that I had neither been put beneath home arrest nor had any restrictions been imposed on me since August 5, 2019,” Soz stated in a press release right here. He stated the federal government has resorted to “falsehood because it had unlawfully incarcerated me since August 5, 2019”.

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  • Final Up to date: July 31, 2020, 11:49 AM IST

Senior Congress chief and former Union minister Saifuddin Soz on Thursday stated he would sue the federal government for his “illegal home arrest” since August 5 final yr, when the Centre revoked the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir, and termed the federal government’s response within the Supreme Court docket that he was not beneath detention as “falsehood”.

“I take a powerful exception to the federal government stand earlier than the Supreme Court docket that I had neither been put beneath home arrest nor had any restrictions been imposed on me since August 5, 2019,” Soz stated in a press release right here. He stated the federal government has resorted to “falsehood because it had unlawfully incarcerated me since August 5, 2019”.

“All this whereas, I used to be not allowed to maneuver out of my premises. I left my premises twice, once I needed to go to my ailing sister and I went to Delhi on 17th September, 2019 to 21st September, 2019 and 15th December, 2019 to 21st December, 2019 for looking for medical recommendation. Every time I went out of my premises since August 5, 2019, I needed to get hold of permission from the federal government,” he stated.

The previous Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president added that he has determined to sue the federal government for his “illegal” home arrest. “I’ve determined to sue the federal government for my illegal home arrest since August 5, 2019. I’ll additional sue the federal government for compensation for the incarceration and unlawful suspension of civil liberties to which I’m entitled beneath the Structure,” he stated.

Soz, talking over the cellphone to Indian Specific, stated that what the Supreme Court docket had been informed was a “blatant lie”. He stated he would transfer towards his detention for “no matter it’s price”, the report by IE acknowledged.

He stated the UT authorities and central authorities had taken a place earlier than the Supreme Court docket that he was a “free man”, which he stated was not true.

He stated he was not a free man, as he had been beneath detention since August 5, 2019. He questioned that if he wasn’t beneath detention, why he was being stopped. “I attempted to maneuver out twice yesterday and twice as we speak,” Indian Specific quoted him saying.

In an affidavit earlier than the Supreme Court docket, the Jammu and Kashmir administration had stated Soz was “by no means detained nor beneath home arrest” and there are “no restrictions on his motion topic to safety clearance”.

The federal government’s affidavit got here in response to a petition by Soz’s spouse, looking for her husband’s launch from “unlawful detention” and to be introduced earlier than the court docket.


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