Detained Kashmir leaders enjoying 'five-star facilities' at public expense: JKNPP

Anil Bhat

Jammu, Nov 7 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Thursday accused the government of providing 'five-star facilities' to detained Kashmir leaders in top Srinagar hotels and called it an 'organised loot' of taxpayers' money.

It said the leaders are being kept as 'state guests' in Centaur Hotel facing the picturesque Dal Lake with 'all comforts and luxuries being made available to them'.

'What kind of detention is this. The step is an organised loot of taxpayers' money,' JKNPP chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh told reporters here.

Singh said the government had detained the leaders on August 5 on the grounds of 'threat' to peace and security of the state and the country.

'But surprisingly they were accommodated in posh Kashmir hotels fully equipped with all luxuries rather than confining them in jail or in their homes as was done in the case of Jammu-based political detenues,' he alleged.

'While the BJP was claiming all over of having sternly dealt with the Kashmir leadership and having subjected them to the rigours of law for their anti-national utterances, the facts spoke otherwise,' Singh said. PTI AB AQS