Driver’s accident sparks protests in North Kashmir

Baramulla: Scores of people in North Kashmir’s Singpora area Saturday staged protest demonstrations against the government, accusing the police and some employees of flood control, geology and mining department of chasing a local driver, resulting in his on-spot death.
Eye witnesses told Kashmir Reader that Mysar Ahmad Malik, a local 18 years old tractor, was loading sand from nearby flood channel. “Some police personnel and employees of geology and mining department along with the men of flood control department started chasing him. As Mysar tried to flee from the spot, his tractor turned turtle, resulting in his on spot death,” eyewitnesses said.
Locals while holding protest demonstrations in the area alleged that the police and employees of flood control department were responsible in Mysar’s death and demanded stern action against the involved.
Later, Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Pattan, Hamida Akhtar ordered independent probe in to the issue. Tehsildar Patten was directed to head the enquiry committee and the probe shall be completed within the period of 15 days.