Mawar stream cleared, people can use water: DC Kupwara

Mawar stream cleared, people can use water: DC Kupwara
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Thousands of fish died due to some chemical spill on Friday

Baramulla: Day after thousands of fishes died due to some chemical spill in Nalla Mawar in Handwara, authorities claimed on Saturday stream banks have been cleared and the people could now use the water. On Friday people were advised to not use the water of Mawar Nala,.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara Khalid Jahangir told Kashmir Reader that they cleared the banks of the stream.
He said police has registered a case in this regard and are investigating.
“But I tell you its water is now safe for every one, humans and animals,” Jahangir said.
However, local residents said that would not use its water for drinking yet because “fish are still dying at many places in the stream”.
Police is waiting for the results of various tests to take forward the investigation.
“Experts of different departments took the water samples Friday but results are pending, as the results will come we will expedite our investigation” a police officer said.
Independent legislator Engineer Rasheed had claimed on Friday that the army personnel from the camp at Nowgam had admitted to spilling a container of Phenyl mistakenly in the stream.