Drivers staged protest against APHQ; demands release of payments

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Scores of drivers Monday staged a protest in Press Enclave Srinagar who alleged that despite hiring their private vehicles for personal use, the Jammu Kashmir Armed police officials are reluctant to release payment in favour of them.

Amid rains and chill the drivers assembled at media hub and told reporters, “that due to devastated floods in September, Armed Police Headquarters called over 100 drivers who used to run Sumo, Taveera, Innova and urged upon them to provide their vehicles to the department for official purposes. We provided them our vehicles from September 15 to December 24, but till date the officials have not paid us anything. We have been running from pillar to post and are forced to knock at the doors of each and every officials, but nobody listens to us,” they said and appealed the top authorities to release payment in favour of them.

The protestors said that from September to December, they despite providing 24/7 services to the department did not receive a single penny as a result they have been unable to manage their house-hold affairs.

When contacted an official told CNS that their payment is ready and needs the signatures of a top official. “Once signatures are obtained, payment will be released,” he said.

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