MLA denied passport due to `adverse` police report

A legislator from north Kashmir`s Kupwara district said he has been denied a passport because of an "adverse" report submitted by police.

Srinagar: A legislator from north Kashmir`s
Kupwara district on Monday said he has been denied a passport
because of an "adverse" report submitted by the police
investigation wing.

"I had applied for a passport 11 months ago, and when I
sent a colleague today to collect the passport he was told
that the CID report in this case is adverse," Abdul Rashid,
member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly from
Langate constituency in Kupwara, said.

Rashid said he had received a "Tatkaal" passport last year
when he was invited to attend a conference in the United
States. "Now when I have applied for a permanent passport,
they are denying it," he said.
Rashid was in the news during the recent Assembly session
for moving a resolution seeking clemency for Parliament attack
convict Afzal Guru.

He said there were cases registered against him, "but all
are politically motivated".

The Independent MLA said, "If this government cannot do
these simple things, how can Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
claim to bring major changes."

A senior police official in the Criminal Investigation
Department (CID) said inquiry into the Rashid`s case "is
pending".
PTI

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