Vacate govt accommodation: Delhi court to estranged wife of Omar Abdullah

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2016 18:44 IST
Omar Abdullah with his estranged wife and two sons. (PTI)

A Delhi court on Tuesday ordered Payal Abdullah, the estranged wife of Omar Abdullah, to vacate the government accommodation allotted to the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister in the national capital.

District Judge Amarnath dismissed her plea to quash the eviction notice issued on June 30 by the Estate Officer of the Jammu and Kashmir government for vacating bungalow No 7 on the Akbar Road in New Delhi.

Earlier, the Delhi high court had protected Payal and her children from being evicted till July 28.

Justice Indermeet Kaur had asked the Centre on July 26 to see whether they were entitled to an alternate government accommodation.

In their plea, the wife and sons of Omar Abdullah, had claimed that even now the website of the Department of Hospitality and Protocol of Government of Jammu and Kashmir shows that the residence of chief minister of the state was at 5, Prithviraj Road.

Additional solicitor general (ASG) Sanjay Jain, during the hearing, had told the court that the petitioners were not entitled to stay on at the premises as Omar Abdullah was no longer the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

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