SRINAGAR: Iltija Mufti, the daughter of Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti, was detained at her home in Srinagar on Thursday,
Iltija has said that she wanted to visit her grandfather Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s grave in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag district to pray but was disallowed from doing so.
“I have been detained at home and not allowed to move anywhere,” Iltija, a Special Security Group protected.
However, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Munir Khan denied that Iltija was detained and said: “the Ananantnag district administration did not give clearance for her visit”.
“We also have to keep in mind that she is an SSG protectee who has to take police clearance before visiting anywhere,” Khan added.
Sayeed, the two-time chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had passed away after a brief illness on 7 January 2016.
Barricades have been erected at Gupkar road which leads to the ‘Fairview’ residence belonging to Iltija’s mother and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is under preventive detention since August 5 when the Centre announced the decision to abrogate Article 370 provisions and bifurcate the erstwhile state into Union territories.