Rafiabad residents protest against PDD

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Baramulla: The score of people of Rohama area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district held a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) on Monday.

The Protesting people said that 11000 volt electricity line from Rohama to Tragpora is lying on the ground from a few days due to which the whole area is without electricity, and “the officials of the department are not talking quick action for its restoration.”

The Protesters chanted slogans against the PDD and blocked Baramulla- Handwara road for few hours, and claimed that a cow was also killed when it touched the line on Sunday.

“We approached the concerned officials several times after the electricity line had fallen, but the department is not taking action for its repairment,” Nazir Ahmad, a protester said.

Later, the protesters left peacefully, but threatened that if PDD failed to repair the line, they will block the road again.