Baramulla: A lady in Baramulla claimed that she was beaten up by some employees of municipal council and operators working on preparation of aadhar cards on Wednesday after her complaints on non-cooperation of the staff. The 33-year-old lady Tasleema Salam, who is into fifth month of pregnancy, said that she was called up byu the municipal staff for aadhar biometrics after she lodged a complaint with the chief minister’s grievance cell. The municipal staff denied the allegation.
Her husband Sirajudin Salam, a resident of old town said that Tasleema was struggling to get aadhar card for a long time but could not get the document. She register a complaint with the grievance cell of the chief minister that led to a call from the office of the deputy commissioner asking her to report at municipal council to receive her card. “When we reached the concerned office, at least four employees two from the municipal council and two clerks from Adhar agency misbehaved with my wife and exchanged hot words,” he said.
“The officials also attacked me and my little son. Soon after the incident I shifted my wife to district hospital for check-up. We also moved to police station Baramulla to register a complaint against the attackers” Salam told Kashmir Reader. He said aadhar staff demanded Rs 50 for each registration.
Executive officer municipal council Baramulla Firdous Ahmad denied the allegation saying the lady was not beaten up my any staff member. He said the municipal employees have nothing to do with aadhar foirmation except providing logistics to the aadhar staff.