SRINAGAR: Tightening the noose around powerful and wilful defaulters, the Power Development Department (PDD) disconnected electricity connections of some defaulter politicians. They have been asked to clear the pending electricity dues immediately.
The politicians whose electricity connections were disconnected on Sunday include ruling National Conference Member Parliament Mohammad Shafi Uri who has balance of Rs 129330, opposition Peoples Democratic Party MLA Rajpora, Syed Bashir Ahmad who has balance of Rs 55 thousands.
Similarly, PDP MLA Pampore Zahoor Ahmad Mirs connections was disconnected for being the defaulter of Rs 37512, Vice President State Congress Ghulam Rasool Kar for Rs 49431, PDP MLA late Abdul Aziz Zargars for Rs 42122, NC MLA Khalid Najeeb Sarvardi against the balance of around Rs 50 thousand and Abdul Gani Vakils against the balance of Rs 77317.
All these politicians quarters are situated at Tulsibagh Srinagar. PDD Assistant Executive Engineer Manzoor Ahmad confirmed that the connections were disconnected.
Meanwhile, Chief Engineer PDD Manzoor Ahmad Matoo said the drive would continue irrespective of post and position defaulters. (KNS)
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