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Saifuddin Soz is Neither Detained Nor Underneath Home Arrest, His Spouse’s Claims Are False, J&Ok Tells SC

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At the same time as his spouse has filed a habeas corpus petition within the Supreme Courtroom, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration has maintained that senior Congress chief Saifuddin Soz is neither detained nor put underneath home arrest after […]

At the same time as his spouse has filed a habeas corpus petition within the Supreme Courtroom, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration has maintained that senior Congress chief Saifuddin Soz is neither detained nor put underneath home arrest after abrogation of Article 370.

In a whole denial of the model put forth by Soz’s spouse Mumtazunnisa within the high court docket, the J&Ok Dwelling Division has stated the previous union minister was by no means underneath any form of restraint, and that he was all the time free to maneuver.

“There is no such thing as a restriction on motion of Prof Saifuddin Soz to anyplace, topic to safety clearance which is contingent upon legislation and order and safety scenario of that space… Prof Soz has by no means been positioned underneath any detention, as alleged,” the affidavit by Particular Secretary, Dwelling has acknowledged within the court docket.

It added no query arises of giving a replica of the detention order or causes to Soz and his household when “no such order has ever been handed” by any authority in J&Ok.

The affidavit stated Soz is a categorised protectee, who has been supplied with around the clock safety guards and private safety officers, who escort him each time he goes and observe the safety protocol.

It denied that the Station Home Officer of Budgam visited Soz’s residence to instruct safety guards that the octogenarian has been put underneath home arrest.

There was common restriction on motion of individuals on August 5, 2019, within the wake of abrogation of Article 370 however Soz was by no means detained or his actions had been restricted by passing of any order, the affidavit acknowledged.

Dubbing the contentions by his spouse within the court docket as “false, frivolous and baseless”, the Dwelling Division identified Soz travelled exterior J&Ok no less than on two events by air in October and December 2019, moreover his travelling to native areas.

A bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, will study this affidavit on Wednesday because it takes up the plea by Mumtazunnisa to ‘launch’ her husband from ‘unlawful detention’. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi seems for the spouse of the Congress chief.


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