SRINAGAR: A senior lecturer and acting principal of a government higher secondary school in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district was on Thursday allegedly beaten up by a policeman posted at Police Station Karnah.
The said teacher, Rizwan Ahmad Mir, is officiating Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Nachiyan Karnah. He told Kashmir Reader that on Thursday morning he went to Police Station Karnah for the physical verification of stationery including question papers for this year’s Class 11 examination, which starts on Saturday.
At the police station, Head Constable Abdul Majid verbally abused Mir and later assaulted him after asking him for the authorisation order initially. Mir was also held at the police station for more than two hours despite the Class 11 practical examinations scheduled on the day, Mir said.
Later, in a letter to SDM Karnah, Mir sought legal action against the cop. Mir told Kashmir Reader that police had assured a departmental enquiry by Saturday, which however has not happened.
SDM Karnah, Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat when asked about the progress on the departmental enquiry, instead emphasized, “He is not a principal, he is a teacher”.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Anshul Garg on Thursday too assured an official enquiry into the incident after the Plus Two Lecturers Association brought the issue to his notice.
However, Station Head Officer (SHO) Karnah, Mudassir Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that the issue had been “amicably resolved”.