Jammu and Kashmir government has asked Delhi High Court to evict former CM Omar Abdullah’s estranged wife Payal Abdullah because the current Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is needs a house in Lutyens’ Delhi. Omar Abdullah was alloted the VIII category house by the Ministry of Urban Development, when he was MoS for Commerce and Industry. Recently the Delhi High Court (HC) had stayed the eviction order of Payal. Payal has two sons and they have been living there. In an affidavit, the government has told HC that it does not have a proper residence to house its Chief Minister as her security is imperative in times when violence and riots have broken out all over the state.
According to a report by India Today, the police will ensure to take care of security concerns for the family and there will be no breach. It said that even Omar Abdullah and his father Farooq Abdullah had moved to other accomodations and were given proper security. Payal also has an option to shift to a house in Rao Tula Ram marg, but she fears its is not big enough to take care of her security arrangements. Her two teenager sons, have Z plus security while she gets a Z security cover. The court had ordered a stay on the eviction but was about to pass the judgement in August, but after the appeal by J&K government, what turn this issue takes, remains to be seen.