Delhi HC to hear Omar Abdullah’s estranged wife Payal’s plea for retaining Lutyen residence

On Tuesday, Payal failed to get any relief from a Delhi court which directed her to vacate the bungalow in Lutyen’s Zone where she has been living since 1999.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:August 19, 2016 11:24 am
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The Delhi High Court will on Friday hear a plea of Payal Abdullah, the estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah to retain the official residence or get an alternate government accommodation on security grounds.

On Tuesday, Payal failed to get any relief from a Delhi court which directed her to vacate the bungalow in Lutyen’s Zone where she has been living since 1999.

On the last date of hearing on August 12, the high court had extended till August 16 the interim protection from eviction granted on July 12.

However, on August 16 when the matter came before Justice Indermeet Kaur, Payal’s counsel sought an adjournment and it was renotifed for hearing on August 19.

She had also approached the trial court seeking stay of the June 30 eviction order issued by the estate officer of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, contending that the order was passed without allowing her to lead evidence and without granting her any personal hearing.

While Payal enjoys a ‘Z’ category security cover, each of her sons has ‘Z’ plus security, comprising of a total 94 personnel.

She has claimed that so many personnel, their weapons and other security arrangements cannot be accommodated at her private flat in the city.

With regard to the Centre and the state’s claim that the 7, Akbar Road bungalow was meant for the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, she has told the high court that it was allotted to her husband from 1999 onwards and was never cancelled, even when he was not an MP or an MLA.

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    GopalB
    Aug 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    This is a sheer criminal waste to provide so much of security at tax payer expense and on top the person claims a CM's Bungalow ! Is she a public servant or has she made any contribution to society ? what a shame, and why is she scarred, now that she is no more wife of the VIP, she need not fear for life, and can very well opt to live as a ordinary citizen.
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    freethinker
    Aug 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    Being an ex-wife of a Chief Minister this lady should respect the law. If the court asks her to vacate her residence she should do it and look for alternate accommodation. It is simple as all that.
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    KS KUMAR
    Aug 19, 2016 at 4:28 pm
    CJI says that not appointment of judges is affecting clearance of cases. If the courts take up these sort of frivolous issues only because she is an ex-wife of a ex-CM, then how cases will be disposed off. Is there any merit in the case. She is staying in this bungalow since 1999 i.e. almost 17 years without any authority. We do not know how many more such cases are there which are not made public. While IE is worried about a Dhaba in JNU. does it report these sort of illegal occupations?
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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Aug 19, 2016 at 7:24 am
    For the so called Estranged wife also the Govt. has to spend money on her security is really astonishing. Once the Jand K CM demitted the office why it was not cancelled and still allowed him to use the Bungalow and that too without any rent which is nothing but misuse of the authority and the UPA also allowed and exploited to get their support . For the Estranger's wife there is no need for any Security and on what basis she is called Omar as his husband after she decided to stay separately and not living together as Husband and Wife. Hope the NC party will pay up the rentals and other charges if they feel Mr. Abdullah's are coming from a good and reputed family background ???
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