Govt orders inquiry into caving-in of Jhelum bund at Lasjan

Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered an enquiry into the caving in of the Jhelum embankment at Lasjan today.
Govt orders inquiry into caving-in of Jhelum bund at Lasjan
Govt orders inquiry into caving-in of Jhelum bund at Lasjan

Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered an enquiry into the caving in of the Jhelum embankment at Lasjan today.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has ordered an enquiry into the incident, to be conducted by District Magistrate Srinagar, and ordered that the report be submitted, within a fortnight, said an official handout.

He also directed Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir start the restoration work on a war footing basis.

Earlier, Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Javaid Mustafa Mir, directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan to order an enquiry into the incident.

"The Minister, taking a strict note of the incident has assured that the guilty will not be spared," said the handout.

"He spoke to Commissioner/ Secretary to Government PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Department M. Raju and asked him to ensure that restoration work is started by Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department immediately."

"The Minister gave directions to Director Disaster Management Aamir Ali to personally visit the spot and assess the situation, which could otherwise have endangered lives of hundreds of people, in case there was water in River Jhelum."

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