Mehbooba Mufti barred from visiting Tral

I wanted to visit Seer where people allege forces’ highhandedness, but Govt placed me under house arrest: PDP chief;

Requested her to avoid Tral visit due to security reasons: Police

Srinagar, Sep 29: Former chief minister of J&K and the PDP chief was Thursday barred from visiting Tral area of South Kashmir as police locked the main gate of her Gupkar residence this morning.

A PDP leader said that Mehbooba was scheduled to visit the Seer area of Tral payeen but district administration did not allow her and policemen from police station Ram Munshibagh locked the main gate of her residence and placed a banker on the main gate.

Speaking to the news agency the PDP chief said: “ Well I wanted to visit Seer, Tral where  people allege that forces are creating havoc, ransacking homes , beating villagers mercilessly. But I have not been allowed to go there, so it seems the government has a lot to hide so they have put me under house arrest.”

However, a police officer told that Mehbooba has been requested to avoid visiting Tral due to security reasons by SP Awantipora and DIG South Kashmir.