PDP nominee’s complaint rejected

Srinagar: A PDP nominee on Monday submitted false complaint with Returning officer (RO) Sonawar against his counterpart of Peoples Conference.
An official said Mohammad Ashraf Mir, the PDP nominee from Sonawar Assembly segment, raised “objection” against PC’s Laldin Mir for being ‘convicted’ by the court.
“We scrutinized his documents after Ashraf Mir raised the issue of his conviction. We observed the court has acquitted him in a case under TADA. It turned out to be a false complaint but Ashraf Mir told us that he would go to press for not paying heed to his complaint,” an official told Kashmir Reader.
On the other hand, Ashraf said that the PC nominee has not submitted details about his conviction in the affidavit.
“He has misled the authorities and as such his nomination should get rejected. However, no cognizance was taken against him. What’s affidavit for? If he has submitted wrong information, case must be filed against him,” Ashraf told Kashmir Reader.
He alleged that Laldin was an “extortionist” and his nomination must get rejected in the polls.
However, Laldin said that since he stands acquitted by court, there was no reason for rejection of his nomination.
“Sheikh Abdullah served jail as well. I was arrested and jailed for two-years in a case but the court declared me innocent later,” he said.
“He (Ashraf) submitted an old challan. We studied that and found it was a false allegation. That candidate has been acquitted by the court and his nomination cannot be rejected,” Returning Officer Sonawar Aijaz Ahmad Bhat told Kashmir Reader.