J&K CEO takes up issue of security cover withdrawal

first_imgA day after the Congress alleged that the accommodation and security cover of its leaders in Jammu and Kashmir were withdrawn, the State Chief Electoral Officer said he has informed the Election Commission about the issue and will also write to the State administration. “We are writing to (the State) government to take their view on this (withdrawal of security and accommodation to Congress leaders and its chief in Jammu and Kashmir),” Shailendra Kumar, the CEO, said on Wednesday. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee chief Gulam Ahmed Mir on Tuesday accused the State administration of withdrawing the security cover of several party leaders to “hamper” their poll campaign, especially in the militancy-hit south Kashmir region. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has to seek the approval of the CEO with regard to withdrawal of security and accommodation to political leaders during the elections as the model code of conduct is in place. Mr. Mir had alleged that the Governor’s administration has deliberately withdrawn the security cover.last_img

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