Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday booked the former sessions judge Anantnag and National Conference (NC) leader Syed Tauqeer for inciting violence against the Forest Department while addressing a rally in Kokernag area of district few days back.
A police official said that a First Information Report (FIR)number 7/19 U/S 116, 506, 153 RPC against the former sessions judge AnantnagSyed Tauqeer has been registered at Police Station Larnoo.
On Thursday, a video, showing NC leader Syed Tauqeerprovoking a group of locals in a Kokernag village to attack the forestdepartment employees had gone viral on social media
"I have been told that the forest department is closing yourroads. Now you have my permission and if any of them (forest employees) comesagain chop their hands and feet and tell them that NC's nominated candidate hasgiven you the permission," Syed Tauqeer can be heard telling his workers.
Greater Kashmir had reported that the districtadministration Anantnag is verifying the contents of a video wherein the NCleader is heard advocating violence against the forest department employees.
The Tauqeer made the remarks while addressing a roadsidegathering in Matribugh village.
The former judge had opted for voluntary retirement to joinNC and is seeking mandate from Breng-Kokernag assembly constituency.