Guv to seek report from DGP over attack on MLA Rasheed

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra would seek an urgent report from Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra over an attack on Independent MLA Engineer Rashid, a Raj Bhavan spokesman said here on Tuesday.

Rashid, an Independent MLA from Langate, was allegedly attacked and manhandled by a group of people when he was travelling to Rajouri district on February 20.

Rashid had called on the Governor at the Raj Bhavan here on Monday and apprised him of the difficulties he faced when he was proceeding to Rajouri a few days ago, said the spokesman.

“I was on my way to Rajouri when a group of 20-25 people who were carrying RSS and Bajrang Dal flags stopped my vehicle near Bamla under the jurisdiction of Reasi district”, Engineer Rashid had said on February 20.

Rashid had alleged that the protesters first raised slogans against him and then attacked his vehicle with rods, sticks and stones. PTI