Baramulla: Police on Sunday recovered the body of a third minor boy from river Jehlum near Eco park in Baramulla who drowned after a boat capsized last week.
Police official said that joint team of police; SDRF recovered the body of a third minor boy identified as Anzar Farooq son of Farooq Ahmad Wani of Dewanbag Baramulla near the Eco Park around five kilometres far from the accident spot and was later handed over to his family for last rites after completing legal formalities.
During last week five children of Dewanbag Baramulla drowned into river Jehlum last week after their boat lost balance and capsized near the Khanpora Bridge in the town.
Two of them were rescued and three others -Tufail Ahmad Shago, Shahid Ahmad Shago and Anzar Farooq Wani drowned into the river.
The body of Tufail Ahmad was recovered in Sheeri area on Wednesday, while the body of Shahid Ahmad was recovered near the accident spot on Friday, and on Sunday the body of another minor boy was recovered near the Eco Park Baramulla.
Deputations meet Chief Minister, raise demands
SRINAGAR: A number of deputations from various areas of Kashmir Valley met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here on Sunday.
They apprised the Chief Minister of their problems and sought their redressal.
A deputation of people from Rajpora, Pulwama demanded setting up of Anganwari and Public Distribution centres in the uncovered areas of the constituency. They also sought development of a park at Nikas, up-gradation of Kareemabad High School and embankment of Rumshi nallah. They also sought the establishment of a degree college and Sub District Hospital in the area.
The deputation also sought up-gradation of irrigation facilities in the area, setting up of silk factory at Zasoo village and promotion of Almond plantation.
A deputation from Pulwama led by Showket Gayur demanded installation of machinery and construction of staff quarters at Newa hospital. They also demanded stabilization of power and drinking water supply infrastructure in the area.
A deputation of Auqaf Committee, Kapran demanded setting up of a health centre, augmentation of the electric receiving station and widening of road from Kapran to Crossway.
A deputation from Ganderbal thanked the Chief Minister for Srinagar-Ganderbal road widening project. They, however, sought its extension up to Vayil, development of playfield at Kraw-Gund and posting of staff at PHC, Chatergul.
Deputations from Shopian and Kulgam also met the Chief Minister and apprised her of their problems.
A deputation of State Motor Garages employees sought revision of service rules of the Department. They thanked the Chief Minister for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. A deputation of employees of Centaur Lake View Hotel also met Mehbooba Mufti and demanded full takeover of the hotel by the State Government.
The Chief Minister listened to the demands of the deputations patiently and assured them to look into the same at the earliest.