Govt employee manhandles scribe in Lolab 


Srinagar, April 30: (GNS) A scribe working with a local newspaper was on Saturday manhandled by a government employee in frontier north-Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports reaching GNS said that the scribe, Jahangir Ahmad Lolabi working with a daily newspaper Kashmir Glory, was manhandled by an employee of animal husbandry namely Farooq Ahmad Shah and his son Ihtisham Hussain.

Jahangir Ahmad while talking to GNS said that a local had informed him about the death of a cow which was administered ‘some dozing’ by the employee Farooq Ahmad Shah. “Soon after, I made a call to BMO (Animal Husbandry) Sogam about it, he assured of a proper inquiry into the matter,” Jahangirs said, adding, “Farooq Ahmad Shah got infuriated over the issue and he alongside his son tried to manhandle me. It was only because of timely intervention of the complainant that I was freed from their (father-son) clutches”.

Meanwhile, when contacted, CMO Abdul Raheem Khan termed it an ‘unfortunate incident’ while sought time to take the required and proper action into the matter.

“As you have bought the issue into my notice, I will look into it and action will be taken against the erring employee. It is not the death of the cow, but how the scribe tackled by the employee,” the official added. (GNS)