Top bureaucrat’s driver beaten
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Sept 23: Police on Thursday afternoon thrashed the official driver of state’s top bureaucrat in Dalgate area of the city.
Witnesses told Greater Kashmir that policemen stopped Nazir Ahmed- driver of former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and present Principal Secretary Planning, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai- this afternoon at Dalgate when he was on way to civil secretariat in an Ambassador to pick up the officer.
“The cops led by a sub-inspector without any provocation asked him to come down and then pounced upon him mercilessly. They beat up him with gun butts and bamboo sticks for more than 15 minutes,” witnesses said, adding that the driver received multiple injuries.
The State Motor Garage Drivers Union has lodged strong protest over the police action and demanded stern punishment to the accused cops.
“Even the drivers of official vehicles are not safe. We are braving stones to bring VIPs from one place to other in this turbulent situation to run the administration. We too face public wrath for ferrying the government officials, when entire administration has been parlayzed. Is this brutality reward to our work?” they questioned.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Khursheed Ahmed Ganai, said that he has ‘requested’ IGP Kashmir to enquire into the matter.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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