J&K government sends eviction notices to Omar Abdullah,Mehbooba Mufti over official bungalows

The government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir government has sent eviction notices to two former chief ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, to get them to vacate their official bungalows on Gupkar Road in Srinagar, officials sources said.

According to report,another former CM, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, had a few weeks ago vacated the official Gupkar Road house allotted to him. Azad, as a former CM, had been occupying the J&K Bank’s guesthouse as his official residence, as provided in the J&K Legislature Members’ Pension Act, 1984.

The said law was scrapped when the J&K Reorganisation Act of 2019 took hold on October 31, 2019, said the report.

Former CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are in possession of two bungalows — Gupkar No.1 and Fairview House — which are fitted with modern facilities like gyms, saunas and steam baths.