Srinagar, Oct 27: As Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has been asked to vacate her Fairview residence before November 15, the government has offered three alternative accommodations to the former chief minister if needed.
Sources within the Estates department said that the former chief minister has been offered three alternative accommodations in Srinagar in case she needs them after vacating her Fairview residence.
“The three alternative accommodations in the security zone have been offered to Mehbooba Mufti, but there has been no positive response so far from her side,” they said.
The three alternative accommodations include Tulsi Bagh, Church Lane and Transport Yard Building.
However, PDP insiders said that the party chief has not made any decision yet in this regard, saying that the decision to shift will be taken only after a suitable accommodation is provided.
They said that a couple of accommodations have been offered so far, but no decision has been taken yet.
Pertinently, the government has asked PDP president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to vacate her Fairview residence by or before November 15, saying the reply furnished by her in response to the eviction notice served to her on October 15 doesn’t justify retaining of the accommodation.
“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (1) of section 5 of The Jammu and Kashmir Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1988, I, hereby, order that Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, ex-chief minister and all persons who may be in occupation of scheduled premises or any part thereof to vacate the scheduled premises on or before 15.11.2022,” the order issued on October 25, reads. Meanwhile, reliable sources told KNO learned from the that Mehbooba has visited the residence of her relative in Harwan yesterday and is considering shifting there after vacating her present Fairview residence.