Sinha says he was forcibly sent back to New Delhi » Kashmir Media Service

New Delhi, September 19 (KMS): Former BJP leader, Yashwant Sinha, has said that he was forcibly sent back to New Delhi from Srinagar airport.

The Modi government on Tuesday stopped former BJP leader, Yashwant Sinha, disallowed him to enter Srinagar city and sent him back to New Delhi.

Yashwant Sinha in a media interview in New Delhi said, “As we alighted from the aircraft, I was met by the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police of Budgam and other officials. The DM [District Magistrate] told me I would have to go back to Delhi.”

An order by the District Magistrate said that Sinha was a threat to maintenance of public order and he would be restricted to the lounge of the airport. After Sinha agreed to stay there, the magistrate issued him a follow up of the earlier order. “This order said I had to board a flight to Delhi,” the former BJP leader said.

Sinha said he told the officials to arrest him for violation of Section 144 but he would not leave. However, around 5.30 pm, Sinha said the officials approached him and said he must board a car which would take him to the city. “I protested and tried to get up,” Sinha said, adding, “I was pinned down on my wheelchair by the use of brute force by the officials. I was then forcibly put on the flight back to Delhi.”

Yashwant Sinha was on a two-day visit to Srinagar as a part of a non-governmental organisation ‘Concerned Citizens Group’.


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