Farooq meets daughter, sister

SRINAGAR, Sept 17: A day after he was slapped with the stringent Public Safety Act, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today met his sister and daughter and spent time reading newspapers.
Abdullah’s elder daughter Safia, who lives next door, met him during the day. She was asked by the authorities to make a formal entry into the house and approach through the main gate as the incumbent Lok Sabha MP’s house was converted into a jail by a Government order.
Earlier Safia, during his detention since August 5, used to visit him through an inside gate connecting the two houses. However, the gate had a guard today and she was asked to approach through the main gate, the officials said.
The former Chief Minister’s sister, Suraya, who also stays nearby, was also allowed to meet him in custody, they said.
The guards of the former Chief Minister were also with him.
During the day, Abdullah spent time walking in the lawn, reading the newspaper and watching news on television, the officials said. (PTI)