New Delhi: In a significant development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has given its consent to permit jailed MP elect from north Kashmir’s Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, Er Rashid to take oath on July 5.

According to news agency ANI, the NIA has given its consent to permit an independent MP Rashid Engineer to take oath on July 5 in Parliament to certain conditions that Rashid will not interact with the media. The Patiala House Court will pass an order in this regard on July 2 in this regard.

Er Rashid, who defeated his nearest rival and former Jammua and Kashmir Chief Minister and NC Vice President, Omar Abdullah on the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, has sought interim bail or custody parole to take oath as an MP.