High Voltage Drama Follows Eviction Of Omar Abdullah's Estranged Wife
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Omar Abdullah estranged wife Payal Abdullah, the estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, was on Friday asked by the Delhi High Court to gracefully move out of the government bungalow at 7, Akbar Road where she has been living since 1999 along with her two sons.
But a high drama unfolded at the residence on Monday when Payal was to be evicted from the bunglow. A standoff ensued when the estate officer of Jammu and Kashmir government arrived outside the bungalow in Lutyens’ Zone at 4.10 pm, armed with an eviction order from the Delhi High Court.
Initially, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel inside the bungalow refused to unlock the gate for a squad from the Jammu and Kashmir Resident Commissioner’s office.
Stumped, the J&K government officials went to Tughlaq Road police station and sought security to do their job. Soon, the police officials along with CRPF reached the spot.
With the help of a carpenter, the main gate was cut open using an iron cutting machine. Following this, the estate staff entered the bungalow around 5.30 pm in absence of Payal Abdullah.
Payal Abdullah arrived at 5.54 pm and went inside the bungalow. She did not speak to the media. At 6.30 pm, her counsel, Amit Khemka, came outside and claimed police personnel were throwing her belongings. He alleged they were misbehaving with her and not even preparing a list of her belongings.