JAMMU, Aug 27: Asserting that Governor Satya Pal Malik has no communication with National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, the Raj Bhavan today said he is not involved in the detention or release of any person and such decisions are taken by the local police administration.
“The Governor, J&K, is not involved in the detention or release of any person and such decisions are taken by the local police administration. The Governor has had no communication with these leaders,” a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.
“A news item has appeared stating that the Governor has told the ex-Chief Ministers (Omar and Mufti) who are presently under detention, that they would be shifted to their residences provided they do not make any statements in the Valley against abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the State,” the spokespersons said in a statement.
He said it is clarified that the news item is completely “false and baseless”.
He said the Raj Bhavan condemns the spreading of such “incorrect and unverified” news.