JK tanker drivers suspend services in Valley
Accuse police of highhandedness
Srinagar, July 6: The All Jammu and Kashmir Tanker Driver Association (JKTDA) suspended their services in the Valley from today to protest alleged police highhandedness. The Association accused the police of refusing to register an FIR against a cop who allegedly opened fire on a tanker on the highway near Pantha Chowk here.
They have been supported by the Jammu Kashmir Wholesale Kerosene Oil Association who termed the attitude of police as “unacceptable” and alleged that the department has “resisted” taking action against its own people whose acts were completely “illegal”.
Secretary JKTDA, Jeetu Singh said a tanker bearing number JKO2R 8171 was on its way from Jammu to Leh along with other four tankers on July 4 at around 9:30 pm.
“As the tanker crossed Pantha Chowk, it was fired upon by the police near the silver star hotel bridge,” Singh told Greater Kashmir. “The bullet pierced the back chamber of the tanker driving a hole in it. The driver stopped the tanker after covering one kilometer and saw kerosene was leaking from it.”
He said the driver Jagjeet Singh was fortunate enough that the vehicle didn’t caught fire or got blasted.
Singh said afterwards they went to police station for filing an FIR and seeking arrest of the accused cop, “but they did not do the needful.”
However, the IG Kashmir SM Sahai said the police had filed an FIR into the case and were looking into the issue. “We have taken the action, I don’t know why they have decided to go for strike,” he said.
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