‘It’s Gunda Raj’, tweets Mehbooba Mufti claiming PDP leaders detained ahead of DDC poll counting
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) claimed that its three top leaders were detained on Monday, December 21, a day before the vote count at the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir. On Twitter, PPD Chairman Mehbooba Mufti said that three senior party leaders, Sartaj Madni, Mansoor Hussain and Naeem Akhtar, were “arbitrarily detained”.
While Madni and Hussain were detained earlier that day, Akhtar was detained late at night.
However, officials here neither confirmed nor denied the arrest of the PDP leaders.
Mehbooba said: “Total anarchy, as Sartaj Madni and Mansoor Hussain of the PDP have been arbitrarily detained today on the eve of the results of the DDC elections.
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All the high ranking police officers here are clueless as it is ‘upar say order’. There is no longer the rule of law at J&K. It’s out and out of Gunda Raj. “
Madni, a former vice president of the former Jammu and Kashmir assembly, is also Mehbooba’s uncle, while Hussain is a former MLA. Both leaders are from southern Kashmir.
In another tweet tonight, Mehbooba said that Akhtar was “kidnapped by J&K police and is being taken to the MLA shelter.” He added that democracy was “being assassinated” in JK.
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“The manager of J&K is on an arrest spree today. PDP’s Nayeem Akhtar has also been abducted by J&K police and is being taken to the MLA shelter. It appears that BJP plans to manipulate the DDC results tomorrow and does not want any resistance. Democracy is being assassinated in J&K, ”said the former chief minister, tagging UT deputy governor Manoj Sinha and the police in her tweet.
The first DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir were held in eight phases and the authorities implemented all the arrangements for the counting of votes on Tuesday.
(With PTI inputs)