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politics: J&K

A Chancy Survival

A ‘fixer’ dies in custody, but a govt quickly regains balance

A Chancy Survival
PTI
A Chancy Survival
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Not Worth A protest?

  • Omar Abdullah’s government faced a crisis over the custodial death of Syed Mohammed Yousuf
  • The alleged fixer and National Conference insider had been picked up from the CM’s house
  • Omar is said to have called him over allegations that he’d taken bribes for Farooq Abdullah
  • But finding no favour with the separatists, the issue petered out

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A Facebook entry by Omar Abdullah, the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, on September 28, the third day of the brief autumn session of the assembly, says: “Had an amazing time at the Grand Prix in Singapore. Am pleased to be back to the hurly-burly of the assembly in Srinagar. Today promises to be fun.” An accompanying photograph shows a smiling Omar in an F1 suit, sprawled on a racing car.

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