‘Neither did I seek security in the past nor do I seek it today: Mirwaiz
Z-security as per his entitlement continues: Security officials
Srinagar: In an unprecedented move the government has “curtailed” the security allotted to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for the first time in last twenty five years after the death of his father late Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq.
Top sources while disclosing this to KNS said that the government has not only “curtailed the security of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq but has also removed” the security men including a DySP deployed with him.
DySP Faheem Ahmad deployed with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for the last fifteen years has been transferred and posted in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Several SPOs deployed for the security of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have also been removed.
It may be mentioned here that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under Z security by the state government after the death of his father late Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq twenty years back.
When contacted by KNS Mirwaiz affirmed the news and said that when his father Shaheed Millat was martyred under a deep conspiracy, the family shifted to Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal for some time.
“On our return to my Nigeen Residence State police personnel had been deployed there. When the family asked and resisted this move, we were informed that the police personnel will not be removed as it is not a matter of our (family’s) choice but is based on the Governments decision as per their assessment of threat perception to me,” he told KNS.
Mirwaiz added that neither did he seek security in the past nor does he seek it today. “The concerned authorities can take their call on it anytime and put an end to the politics being played over it.”
An official in the security establishment told KNS that the Z-security of Mirwaiz still continues as per the entitlement. “His entitlement as a Z-security protectee still continues to be with him. But he had some extra security personnel deployed which has been curtailed,” the official told KNS.