Manhandling of Tehsildar sparks protest in Mendhar, vehicle torched

Emroz Suri
RAJOURI, NOV 26: Anti-encroachment drive turned into high voltage drama when some locals misbehaved with and manhandled Tehsildar Mendhar Shahzad Latief Khan who was supervising the drive.
As per reports, an anti-encroachment drive was started in Mendhar today on the directions of Poonch district administration. During the drive, some locals staretd misbehaving with Tehsildar and also manhandled him.
Following this, relatives of Tehsildar assembled and started protesting and also torched one vehicle and pelted stones on a fire tender, reports said.
“Some miscreants tried to derail the drive and started misbehaving with the officials following which the drive turned into protests,” an official spokesman said, adding whosoever are responsible for the volatile situation will not be spared.
The protest started again in Mendhar town against manhandling of Tehsildar who was undergoing treatment in local hospital. The protestors were demanding stern action and arrest of culprits who manhandled Tehsildar.
“We demand action against those culprits who took law in their hands and manhandled the officer,” said a protestor.
Persons involved in manhandling and injuring Tehsildar have some family issue, officials said.
“Tehsildar Mendhar, who is local, has some family issue with the culprits involved in manhandling ,” said one protester .
Protest was continuing till reports last came in.
Meanwhile, Police has registered a case FIR Number 28/2017 under Sections 307, 352 RPC against Wajid Bashir and Mohd Bashir and started investigation.