SMC worker injured during demolition drive

A Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) worker was injured during a scuffle that broke out during a demolition drive near the SMC headquarters in Srinagar.

Shabir Ahmad Shah, son of Bashir Ahmad Shah of Guzarbal Noorbagh, Srinagar was injured when a man hit him with a wooden stool when a team of SMC officials and workers were on job to demolish an illegally constructed garage near a food eatery point in Karan Nagar locality of the City.

Shah was immediately shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment. However,  his condition is said to be stable.

The SMC workers alleged that the police protection, which consisted of four policemen fled the scene as the scuffle broke out.

According to the sources inside the SMC, the issue was resolved amicably and no FIR was registered in this regard. However, there was no official confirmation as calls from this reporter were not responded by the SMC officials.

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