Bungling In Tent Service To Amarnath Yatries

KL Report


Large scale alleged bungling have been reported in providing tent service to Amarnath yatries in Islamabad and Ganderbal districts during this year’s pilgrimage.

Sources told KNS that blue-eyed persons and non-locals were allowed to provide tent service to the yatries in Sheshnag base camp in Pahalgam after they paid bribe of Rs two to three thousand each. “Permission was given to 2095 tent owners in Pahalgam this year but most of them were outsiders who got the permission after paying the bribe,” they claimed.

Zonal Security Officer Sheshnag Ajay Sharma told KNS that Tent Association Pahalgam president Ghulam Hassan and other approached him with a complaint that some employees in Tehsildar office Pahalgam and Assistant Commissioner Revenue office in Islamabad have given permission to some people to install the tents illegally after they paid bribe.

“When I probed the matter I could make it that there has been a large scale bungling in providing permissions to the tent owners. I asked the complainants to register their complaint with camp magistrate Sheshnag after which the matter was brought into the notice of DIG South Kashmir, SSP Islamabad and DC Islamabad,” he said.

Sharma added that Chief Executive Officer of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board has asked him to hold a complete investigation of the matter. “I will submit the complete report to the CEO soon,” he added.

Tent Association Pahalgam president Ghulam Hassan told KNS that they have brought the alleged bungling into the notice of concerned authorities.

Sources said similar complaints have been received from Chandanwari, Nunwan, Panjtarani, Baltal and few other places.



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