On New Year eve, Panchayat members ‘assault’ Bandipora engineer in public gaze

He Turned Deaf Ear To Our Demands: Sarpanch


Sokhbaba (Bandipora) Dec 31: Panchayat members from Sumlar block of this north Kashmir district Monday allegedly assaulted an engineer of the Flood Control Department for “turning deaf ear to their demands.”
 Deputy Sarpanch of Shokhbaba area, Muhammad Shafi, and Nazir Ahmed, Sarpanch of village Taki Shah, along with some other villagers assaulted Junior Engineer Khursheed Ahmed Bhurroo when he was on duty in Shokhbaba Sumlar.
 Police said the tussle erupted when Panchayat members and villagers stopped the Junior Engineer to initiate embankment work near Shokhbaba Bridge, arguing that the department is “working on illegal projects which would cause harm to Shokhbaba and its adjoining villages.”
 Witnesses told Greater Kashmir that the Sarpanch and the villagers asked the JE to initiate excavation work in the middle of Arin Nallah stream near Shokbaba Bridge. This, according to the engineer, was not within his domain of work. “The engineer’s inability to do so led to a heating argument between the two parties,” they said. “In a jiffy, the Sarpanch slapped the engineer several times and asked the villagers to tie him with rope. But a few locals rescued him.”
 The Sarpanch Nazir Ahmed told Greater Kashmir that the engineer ‘dishonored the Panchayat members and turned deaf ear to our demands’—something which the engineer called as a ‘lie’ and a ‘planned conspiracy to assault him.’
 “I told them I will send their proposal to higher ups but they were pressurizing me to initiate the work in middle of the stream which is not only prohibited but illegal as well,” the engineer said. “They would have killed me had I not fled from the spot. I had a very traumatic experience.”
 Meanwhile, both the parties have lodged complaints in Police Station Bandipora. “We have started probing the matter,” an officer there said.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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