PDP President and former chief minister approached JK high court for the issuance of her passport as she could not get it due to the pending police verification.
Recently a court has issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir government on a petition filed by former Chief Minister and PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti asking for the issuance of her passport allegedly denied to her for want for police verification.
“It is made clear the pendency of the writ petition shall not form any impediment for the police agency to expedite the verification” Justice Ali Mohammad Magray said while sending notice to the government.
The lawyer who is representing Mehbooba Mufti in the court said that
Former Advocate General Jahangir Iqbal Ganai, representing Mehbooba informed the court that “as per circular instructions issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the passport of an individual is to be issued within 30 days. But in the instant case, despite the lapse of three months, the passport has not been issued to the petitioner.”
“While availing the tracking facility on the Passport Officer’s website, they came to know about the status of the passport as “pending for physical verification at respective Thana under SP Office, District Srinagar.