Kargil Shuts to Protest Thrashing of Drivers by Communal Forces in Leh

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Kargil town observed a complete shutdown against the trashing of taxi drivers from the town in Leh district on Thursday.

All the shops and business establishments remained shut while transport remained off the roads. The call for shutdown was given Taxi Union Kargil and it was supported by Islamia School and all other political leaders of the town.

Sources told CNS that a group of locals mostly Buddhist taxi drivers from Leh town who according to police were drunk roughed up number of taxi drivers hailing from Kargil town. “Three drivers were wounded and few vehicles had been damaged during the attack,” said a taxi driver from Kargil adding that the some vested interests belonging to a political party in Leh don’t want Kargil Taxi drivers should ply their vehicles in Leh.

When contacted, SSP Leh, Dr Sunil Gupta told CNS that they have arrested an assailant so far and efforts are on to nab his associates. “The assailants from Leh town were drunk and they roughed up few drivers from Kargil. The matter has been resolved and a formal case under relevant sections of law has been registered against the goons,” he said.

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