Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija moves Supreme Court against detention of mother, voices concern about ex-CM's health

  • Daughter Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday moved the SC seeking directions to the authorities to allow her to meet her mother, who is under detention following the abrogation of Article 370.

  • Iltija has submitted that she is concerned about her mother's health as she has not met her in a month.

  • Her advocate said the relief sought in the petition is similar to what Sitaram Yechury was granted by the apex court to meet his ailing party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami.

New Delhi: Daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the authorities to allow her to meet her mother, who is under detention following the abrogation of Article 370 from the state.

 Mehbooba Muftis daughter Iltija moves Supreme Court against detention of mother, voices concern about ex-CMs health

File image of Mehbooba Mufti. PTI

Iltija has submitted that she is concerned about her mother's health as she has not met her in a month.

Her petition is listed for hearing on Thursday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer.

Her advocate Aakarsh Kamra said the relief sought in the petition is similar to what CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury was granted by the apex court on 28 August to meet his ailing party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami.

The apex court would on Thursday also peruse the affidavit filed by Yechury in a sealed cover about his visit and meeting with Tarigami on 29 August.

The top court had allowed Yechury to visit and meet Tarigami under security with a condition that he would only discuss with him his health condition.

Updated Date: Sep 05, 2019 09:55:54 IST