‘Government Employees Thrash Youth’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A youth from South Kashmir’s Saffron town Pampore Monday alleged that he was ruthlessly beaten up by a group of government employees near Pantha Chowk Srinagar, while police according to him refused to register a complaint against the assailants.

Jan Muhammad Sheikh, a resident of Pampore appeared in Press Enclave Srinagar along with his mother and sister and alleged that his vehicle was damaged and he was beaten by a group of Government employees near Pantha Chowk while police let all the assailants go without taking action against them.

“I along with my ailing mother and sister was on way to SKIMS from Pampore in my own vehicle (JK01V-8117) when Staff Vehicle of Secretariat employees (JK01T-9533) in an attempt to overtake my vehicle almost hit our vehicle. A simple objection from me invited the wrath of the employees travelling in the vehicle. They alighted from the vehicle and thrashed me in full public glare. Some of the employees smashed the glasses of my vehicle without caring for my old ailing mother,” he alleged and added that those employees manhandled his sister as well when she tried to intervene.

Jan Muhammad Sheikh alleged that soon after the incident, he approached police station Pantha Chowk but to his surprise and shock, the police officer present there refused to entertain his complaint against the government employees.

When contacted the police officer from the said police station held the youth responsible for the mess. “It was his fault and he (youth) was responsible for whatever happened on the spot,” he said. (CNS)

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