Leh highway opening: Ganderbal administration to initiate ‘criminal negligence proceedings’ against Army

Leh highway opening: Ganderbal administration to initiate ‘criminal negligence proceedings’ against Army
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Sheikh Anees
Ganderbal: Soon after the story of the Kashmir Reader regarding miss communication between BRO officials and district administration over opening of Srinagar-Leh highway, the District administration Ganderbal decided to initiate “criminal negligence proceedings” against Beacon authorities.
In a statement issued by District Magistrate Ganderbal it has decided to “initiate criminal negligence proceedings against Beacon authorities for unilaterally deciding to open Srinagar Leh highway and putting the life and property of people in danger besides creating confusion considering law and order situation prevailing in the areas.”
It is pertinent to mention that District Administration Ganderbal has been trying hard since long in getting the highway open at the earliest.
Sonamarg resort has already been opened early in March to facilitate tourism.
Speaking on the issue District Magistrate told Kashmir Redaer “There is a procedure to everything.”
“We are more eager to open the highway at the earliest. Highway is closed and opened only by the order of Div Com Kashmir on the recommendation of our office. Beacon authorities didn’t bother to send its recommendation for approval by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and opened it unilaterally creating confusion”.
Earlier, the Army announced that it opened the Srinagar-Leh Highway for vehicular traffic. However, the district administration, Ganderbal said that the highway was yet to be opened “officially”.

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