SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir administration has informed the high court that none of the 16
National Conference members
, for whom the party’s president
and vice-president Omar Abdullah had filed a
habeas corpus petitions
, had been detained and that they were free to move “with certain precautions” as deemed fit for their security.
Filing responses to the pleas before the J&K HC, senior additional advocate general
Bashir Ahmad Dar
said it was “not only surprising but shocking as well” as there were neither any legal proceedings under way nor were being contemplated.
The similarly worded replies, which have been vetted by the inspector general of police (Kashmir Range), however, said that in wake of constitutional amendments carried out in August last year, “it was apprehended that inimical elements may disturb the peace” and the leaders “may provoke them to cause aggravation in the disturbance”.