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Mufti has not been detained: JK election commissioner

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir state election commissioner K K Sharma on Friday said PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has not been detained and that police had advised her not to undertake the journey to Pulwama in view of “security risk”.

He was responding to Mufti’s claim that she has been placed under house arrest by the authorities.

“She has not been detained,” Sharma told reporters in reply to a question about the allegation that the former chief minister was detained by police to prevent her from campaigning in the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls.

Sharma further said she wanted to go to Pulwama and police told her it was a far off area. “Due to security risk, she (Mehbooba) was advised not to go there. She was not in detention,” SEC said.

He further said the police has also issued a statement that Mufti was not under detention.

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