Chadoora residents stage protest against Naib Tehsildar, alleges favoritism in pathway repairment

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Budgam, Jul 13 :  Residents of Dawlatpora Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam Tuesday staged protest outside Tehsil office and acuused naib Tehsildar Chadoora of favouritism by supporting a family who are creating hurdle during a repairing of pathway in the area.

Locals while talking to news agency said that the pathway was constructed by locals in 2017 from main road Dawlatpora to Bonkhah for the betterment of the residents by giving their own land.

The resident said that they start the repairing work of this pathway in June, however one person from the village is creating hurdles by not allowing them to repair it and encroaching the same land.

Locals said that the villagers approach Tehsil office Chadoora where SDM gives order’s to police to provide protection to Naib Tehsildar while visiting the said village to start repairing of the pathway.

Order copy available by SDM Chadoora which lies with KNO reads that, “the pathway is existing in Kahcharai Land under survey 797 at village Dowlatpora is in dilapidated condition unmetalled and the Panchayat body of Dowlatpora wants to construct/repair it at their own cost. But a person namely Ghulam Hassan Khwaja and other are creating hurdle.”

“As such on the directions of SDM Chadoora Naib Tehsildar Chadoora is visiting the spot on 3 july 2021 , you are hereby directed to visit the spot and provide Police protection to Naib Tehsildar in order to avoid any law and order problem on spot,” it reads.

The residents said that on Tuesday Naib Tehsildar Chadoora with a police team reached the said village but he along with his team didn’t take any action against the family who was stopping the locals to repair the road and injured the person by attacking him.

They alleged that Naib Tehsildar is resorting to favoritism by supporting the family who are stopping the local residents to repair the said pathway.

“If he can encroach state land and raise down house’s why can’t he support locals in repairing this road if order’s were given to him by SDM,” said a local resident, Nisar Ahmad.

The residents demand action from the authorities against the family persons for creating hurdles during the repairing and Naib Tehsildar Chadoora for not taking any action and supporting the family during the visit.

When contacted sub- district magistrate Chadoora Noor Ul Hameed said that the team including Naib Tehsildar Chadoora and police visited the spot and have collected the details.

Hameed said that he will look into the favoritism allegations by people and assured that if needed he will send another team on spot to help the residents.

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