Srinagar: National Conference today said that it has taken note of and expresses strong objection to the latest interview given by CM of Chattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel in The Hindu newspaper today on 20 July wherein Mr Baghel has maliciously suggested that the release of its Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah from preventive detention was somehow related to Mr. Sachin Pilot or the present political situation unraveling in Rajasthan.
In a statement, the party said that it unequivocally rejects such malicious, false and politically motivated statements that are used for convenient political posturing.
This statement apart from being false and scurrilous is defamatory to the reputation of Mr Omar Abdullah as well. It is within the province of public knowledge that the release of Mr Omar Abdullah happened after judicial intervention was sought from the Supreme Court and the illegal order of his detention was challenged. Given the indefensible nature of the illegal detention order, the same was revoked by the government during the course of the proceedings before the Supreme Court.
We have taken cognizance of the libelous statement of Mr Baghel and we are presently in the process of consulting our lawyers and shall be initiating appropriate legal action against the aforesaid statement. A detailed response shall follow thereafter. GNS
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