Jammu and Kashmir’s police chief is defending political detentions in Kashmir under the controversial Public Safety Act. But he also says former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti — one of the detainees — shouldn’t have been called “Daddy’s girl” in a government dossier.
The territory’s administration explained its decision to book Mehbooba Mufti, 60, under the PSA by pointing to her “insidious machinantions” and “usurping profile and nature”. It said the “masses” called her “Daddy’s girl” — her father was the late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, an ex-CM himself — and “Kota Rani”.
But Dilbagh Singh, Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, criticised this language when he said a “few words” in the dossier were “regrettable”.