SRINAGAR: Deputy Inspector General of police (North) G H Bhat on Friday chaired a public darbar at Fruit Mandi Sopore and interacted with civil society members, representatives of traders’ federations and Sarpanchs.
According to a police handout, the meeting was attended by large number of people including Abdul Kabir Dar, Mohammad Maqsood, union president of fruit buyers, Farooq Ahmad, Namberdar Botingoo, Altaf Ahmad Malik, Sarpanch Achabal, Basharat Ahmad Pir, of Dangiwacha, Ghulam Rasool Tantray, Sarpach Nowpora, Nazir Ahmad Mir, Sarpanch Tragpora, Fayaz Ahmad, chairman Fruit Mandi Sopore, G M Shah, Namberdar Ladoora, and Bashir Ahmad of Doabgah.
The people from the areas of Nowpora, Reban, Achabal, Mazbugh, Doabgah, Wadoora, Saidpora,Ladoora, Paraypora,Lorihama and Chijhama Rafiabad including some prominent citizens also attended the darbar, the handout said.
“The interaction remained focused on various issues including combating the drug menace and gambling. The adverse effects of other social evils were also highlighted among the participants that require immediate corrective measures. The participants reiterated that collective steps need to be taken to keep a check on the social evils,” the handout added.
It said the participants also highlighted several day-to-day issues like traffic regulation system of town Sopore, mechanization of Achabal road, inadequate water/electricity facility of fruit mandi, illegal encroachment in main town from Iqbal Market to main chowk.