New Delhi: Supreme Court of India granted permission to Ms. Ilteja, daughter of former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ms. Mahbooba Mufti: The bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi permitted her to meet Ms. Mahbooba Mufti.
It may be mentioned that in the history of democratic India for the first time, three former Chief Ministers have been kept under house arrest for more than a month and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti is one of them.
In her petition, Mahbooba’s daughter, Ms. Ilteja informed the Supreme Court that she has no problem to go to her house but she can’t move freely in the city.
The bench of the Supreme Court consisted of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice S.A. Nazeer.
At present, Ms. Ilteja is staying in Chennai. She requested the Supreme Court to permit her to travel from Chennai to Sri Nagar. She also sought permission to meet her mother in loneliness. This request was accepted by the Supreme Court.
In her petition, she mentioned that she is very much concerned about the health of her mother.
Ilteja’s advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan made a statement that Ms. Ilteja has not met her mother for the past one month and hence she is filing this petition.
Attorney General of India, Mr. K.K. Venngopal and Solicitor General of India Mr. Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court that Mahbooba’s mother, Gulshan Araa and sister, Rubia Sayeed met Mahbooba Mufti on 29th August after seeking permission from the District Magistrate.