SMC employee injured in drive against pavement vending
Civic body complains non-cooperation from police; DDC assures full support.
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 6: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation, on Wednesday morning continued with its drive against the pavement vending in the City centre while one of the SMC sleuths was wounded in retaliation from the encroachers.
The SMC officials accused the police of “not fully co-operating” in the drive to decongest Batmaloo-Dalgate belt.
The trouble erupted soon after the SMC sleuths arrived at Lal Chowk and started seizure of goods being sold on-the-street.
The moment the drive started, the SMC team said, some of the encroachers started pelting stones resulting in injuries to the employee who was rushed to hospital.
The SMC officials said the drive couldn’t “go well till police fully co-operates.”
“Even though they provided some escort but police role on the whole remained symbolic,” said a senior SMC official.
Police couldn’t be contacted for comment.
Meanwhile, the District Development Commissioner, Meraj Ahmed Kakroo said the government would fully support the drive started by the SMC.
“It will be a very concentrated effort. We will give full support to SMC in crusade against this(full path) vending,” The DDC told Greater Kashmir ruling out the authorities would succumb to any “political pressures” as is being apprehended by many.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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