DB directs Mehbooba Mufti to approach appropriate authority for availing proper remedy under Passport scheme



JAMMU: In a LPA filed by ex-Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti against judgment of Writ Court whereby Writ Court dismissed her petition seeking passport, a Division Bench of Jammu & Kashmir High Court comprising Justice Tashi Rabstan and Justice Javed Iqbal Wani after hearing Sr Adv Jehangir Iqbal Ganai for Mehbooba Mufti, disposed of the petition by providing liberty to appellant to approach appropriate authority to avail proper remedy available to her under the Passport scheme.
DB further directed that on receipt of appeal, the authority concerned shall consider and decide the same on its merits, strictly under rules, regulations and the provisions of the Act, that too un-influenced by observations made in the judgment impugned dated March 29, 2021. Needless to state that the Court has not expressed any opinion on merits of the case, it observed.