PAMPORE: Two members of a COVID-19 village Surveillance team were attacked by a Shopkeeper at Ladhoo village in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Tuesday.
Tehsildar Pampore, Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din, told Kashmir Reader that COVID -19 surveillance team was on routine inspection at Ladhoo village of Pampore where they found a shopkeeper had kept his Kiryana shop despite a lockdown.
He said the surveillance team members approached him and asked him to close the shop.
The shopkeeper didn’t heed to the instructions and instead he started arguing with the officials and ultimately attacked them,” Tehsildar Pampore said, adding that two members of the surveillance team were injured in the attack.
” We took a cognizance of the incident and asked SHO Khrew to lodge FIR against the accused under relevant sections,” he said, terming the incident as unfortunate.
He appealed to people to cooperate with the surveillance team who have been rendering their duty.
He cautioned them not to take law in their hands by obstructing the work of the surveillance teams, Tehsildar told Kashmir Reader.
SHO Khrew, Adil Ashraf told Kashmir Reader that they have arrested the accused and lodged him in police station Khrew.
The accused was identified as Afsha Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmad Lone, resident of Ladhoo village of Pampore.
SHO informed that a case under FIR Number 85/2021 under Sections 353, 188, 269 and 270 IPC was registered against the accussed.