Srinagar ( DNA) : The Jammu and Kashmir Police has opposed giving passport to former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. This has been made official by a letter sent to her by the passport office in Srinagar.

The letter says, “whereas the passport verification report received from the Additional Director General of the Police, J&K CID do not favour issuance of passport and has returned as ‘Not recommended passport case’.”

The rejection of her passport saw sharp reach from Mehbooba Mufti as well as from former CM Omar Abdullah.

Mehbooba posting the commutation letter from passport office to her Twitter handle wrote “Passport Office refused to issue my passport based on CID’s report citing it as ‘detrimental to the security of India. This is the level of normalcy achieved in Kashmir since Aug 2019 that an ex Chief Minister holding a passport is a threat to the sovereignty of a mighty nation.”

While Omar tweeted, “What a shame J&K police is going along with this farce. How is it that Mehbooba Mufti was not a threat to the nation when her party was allied with the BJP? As Chief Minister she was incharge of the Home Department & head of the Unified Command, now suddenly she’s a threat!”

However, the letter of commutation of rejection of passport to Mehbooba Mufti also reads that she can approach the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India