Former J&K’s Home Minister among 10 PDP workers booked for violating Covid protocols in Valley


SRINAGAR, JANUARY 8: Former Home Minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State and seniot Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Reham Veeri was among 10 people booked today for violating COVID-19 protocol by organising a rally in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.

Executive Magistrate 1st Class-Bijbehara in his letter to SHO Bijbehara have written that at least 10 persons from Peoples Democratic Party organised a large gathering in Bijbehara in complete violation of SOP’s and Covid appropriate behaviour which may result in spreading of Covid-19 and other related epidemic.

The organizers as per the letter are Ab Rahman Bhat aka Veeri, son of Ghulam Qadir A/p Housing Colony Khanabal, Javaid Ahmad Sheikh S/o Saidullah Sheikh R/o A/p Housing Colony Khanabal, Najmun Saqib S/o Gulzar Ahmad Shah R/o Idd Gah Bijbehara, Sartaj Madni S/o Gh Mustafa Nazim A/p Housing Colony Khanabal, Majid Ahmad Khan Nabi Khan R/o Bijbehara, Ab Majeed Rangraiz S/o Ab Aziz R/o Bijbehara, Showkat Ahmad Teeli S/o Mohd Ismail R/o Bijbehara, Mufti Sarwar S/o Mufti Sharif Ud din R/o Bijbehara, Arshid Ahmad Ganie S/o Farooq Ahmad Ganie R/o Bijbehara and Nazir Ahmad Vaid S/o Gh Ahmad Vaid R/o Bijbehara.

“As such you are directed to book these persons under relevant section of law with an intimation to this office immediately,” the letter adds.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said that Covid 19 restrictions apply only to PDP not to BJP.

“Covid 19 restrictions apply only to PDP. Not to BJP’s protest in Kashmir yesterday, PMs rally in Punjab or the mass poojas attended by hundreds of people to pray for his safety. Talks volumes about J-K admin’s brazen bias against my party,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.