Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir police Thursday said that the 20 houses, including the one belonging to separatist leader Shabir Ahmed Shah were searched after inputs of movement of militants in the locality were received. The police also refuted the harassment allegations leveled by Shah’s daughter stating all SoPs were followed during the search operation.
Police said that there were tweets by the daughter of Shabbir Shah claiming harassment during the search operation.
“It is clarified that it was a search of 20 houses, when inputs of movement of terrorists in this locality came. This has nothing to do with G-20 but is routine in case of inputs. No harassment/harm whatsoever was caused during this search & all SOPs were followed. The lady is strangely linking this with G-20, more strange is an ex CM linking this too with the event, when she herself was privy to such search in particular locality due to terrorist sighting,” the police statement said.
It said that the search team was having 3 DySPs, 3 women officials besides others. “Such attempts of forwarding a malicious agenda of attributing routine security measures to an event by the family of a separatist undergoing Jail in a terror funding case shows sheer frustration of some vested interests,” the police said.
Earlier, in a series of tweets jailed Shabir Shah’s daughter Sehar Shabir had alleged harassment during a search of her house by various wings of security forces.
Former J&K chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also tweeted: “Right before G-20 in Kashmir, security forces are breaking into homes, ransacking & violating the privacy of people here.
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