A family dispute has now taken a dangerous turn as Abdul Rashid Shora, father of a former JNU activist, on Monday wrote to the Director-General of Police, urging him to probe his daughter, Shehla Rashid’s anti-national activities.
Shora has alleged that he is being threatened by Shehla’s armed bodyguard to leave his Srinagar house as he disapproved of the former’s political and financial dealings.
He was quoted by News18 as saying “This threat perception started in 2017 when Shehla jumped all of a sudden into Kashmir politics. Just two months before the arrest of Zahoor Watali in the terror funding case, I was called by him and former MLA Engineer Rasheed in June 2017. They offered me Rs 3 cr for Shehla to join these notorious people.”
Abdul Rashid Shora was earlier restrained from entering his house in pursuance to the court’s order following a domestic violence complaint levelled against him by his family members.
In the letter sent to DGP Dilbag Singh, Shora alleged Shehla Rashid took Rs 3 cr from a businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali for joining the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement.
The party was originally formed by Shah Faesal, former IAS officer.
Former MLA Engineer Rashid and Watali were arrested by the National Investigating Agency under terror funding charge in 2017 and mid-2019.
Shehla Rashid has however condemned the move and denied the allegations levelled against her. Accusing her father of being abusive she said ” “It is extremely sad that my father has chosen this time to level absolutely disgusting, baseless allegations against me, my mother and my sister”.
The DGP has forwarded the letter to IGP(Kashmir range) for appropriate action.