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PDP demands judicial comm to probe its role in sex scam

Last Updated: Friday, August 7, 2009 - 16:07

Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) on Friday demanded setting up of a judicial commission to
probe into accusations that former chief minister Mufti
Mohammad Sayeed covered up the infamous sex scandal that
rocked Jammu and Kashmir in 2006.

"We demand a judicial probe into the allegations levelled
by ruling National Conference leaders that Mufti covered up
the sex scandal case when it surfaced," PDP legislature party
leader Mehbooba Mufti demanded in the state Assembly.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had accused Sayeed of
shutting his eyes to the sex scandal when it first surfaced as
his own people were involved.

"He should have resigned that time only but he preferred
to shut his eyes", Omar had said last week.

Speaking during Zero Hour, Mehbooba said her father
(Sayeed) has been accused of covering up the scandal.

"Let there be a judicial inquiry into the allegations so
that truth comes out," she said.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah did not responded to the

However, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad
Sagar said the issue of sex scandal was first raised by the
PDP itself.

The House also witnessed a din over the Central
university issue.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 7, 2009 - 16:07
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