Srinagar, Aug 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an adverse police report cannot be a substitute for being found guilty in a court of law, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah countered with arguments the recent Indian police order on security clearance for passport and government jobs.
The remarks came a day after the CID wing of the Indian police ordered the denial of security clearance required for passport and other government services to all those involved in any kind of pro-freedom activities in the territory.
“An adverse police report cannot be a substitute for being found guilty in a court of law. A year and a half ago J&K police were able to create an ‘adverse police report’ to justify my detention under the Public Safety Act that would never have stood up to legal challenge,” the NC leader wrote on Twitter.
He was referring to his PSA detention after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir”s special status in August 2019.
The former chief minister said guilt or innocence must be proven in court and should not be based on unproven police reports.
“They did the same with scores of others, many of whom had these police reports tossed out by the courts. An executive order cannot replace a court of law. Guilt or innocence must be proven in court & not based of vague unproven police reports,” he added.