The Centre has determined to withdraw the particular safety staff (SSG) coverage of 4 former leader ministers of Jammu and Kashmir.
The verdict to withdraw their SSG coverage of Nationwide Convention’s Farooq Abdullah, his son and celebration vp Omar Abdullah, PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti and Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad was once taken after a safety assessment assembly via the federal government, legit resources mentioned.
The SSG is a specialized safety unit in Jammu and Kashmir created to give protection to leader ministers and previous leader ministers within the former state.
“The decision is clearly political and a response to our increased political activities,” mentioned Omar Abdullah, including that he was once no longer knowledgeable concerning the building.
“But none of this will silence us. The timing is important. All ex-CMs have become more vocal and taking on government,” he mentioned.
“No one had the courtesy to inform us about it,” Mr Abdullah mentioned.
Mehbooba Mufti additionally mentioned she was once no longer knowledgeable concerning the withdrawal of safety.
“I have not been informed about it formally. I can’t say why they are doing it,” the PDP chief mentioned.
“You know the kind of situation we are living in. Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cavalcade was stopped in Punjab and how it was projected. Here in Kashmir they are withdrawing our security,” she mentioned.
The entire 4 former leader ministers will now be secure via safety wing of J&Ok police in keeping with their safety categorisation and danger overview.
“The Committee decided that the Ex-CMs of J&K shall be provided the security by the security wing as per their present categorization i.e., Z+ by name, with additional escorts/measures as per necessity and assessment of the Security wing,” reads an legit communication.
Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad also are secure via Nationwide Safety Guards (NSG), the security supplied via the central govt in keeping with danger overview of 2 former leader ministers.