Police Accused Of Nexus With Jungle Smugglers


Ganderbal: Residents from Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district Wednesday staged a protest here alleging that a police officer in Shadipora Narayin Bagh area of the district has been encouraging the jungle smugglers and whosoever raises voice against this illegal smuggling is being booked and tortured by this police officer.
People form Shadipora Naryinbagh of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District assembled in Press Enclave Srinagar and alleged that Divisional Officer Police Post Shadipora Muhammad Shaban is hand in glove with jungle smugglers and the loot in Rakh Shalibugh Nursery is going on unabated. “Whosever raises voice against this loot, the DO police post Shadipora Muhammad Shaban calls him to police station and implicate him in false cases,” the protesters told CNS.
“I simply brought the issue into the notice of DFO. At evening I got a call from DO Shadipora and after reaching there he threatened me of dire consequences in case I raise my voice against the jungle loot,” said a protesters Javaid Ahmed alleging that In Charge Police Post Shadipora even said that he will keep arms and ammunitions in his home and will book him under anti-national activities. He said that the said police officer in a bid to teach him a lesson registered an FIR against him.
“Please save us from this ‘corrupt’ police officer. He is a black sheep and has been defaming the whole police institution,” the protesters said alleging that in connivance of this police officer thousands of trees have been uprooted by Jungle smugglers in compartment number 14, 15, 16 and 17 of Rakhshali Bugh forest of Ganderbal Range.
Refuting the allegations leveled by protesters, DO Muhammad Shahban told CNS that there are some mischievous elements who want to defame him “The head of these mischievous elements is a ‘fugitive’ against whom police have already registered FIR’s vide number 191 and 196/20015 under section 379,506. If I am involved in jungle smuggling that means all the forest officials are also involved and why these protesters don’t protest against the forest officials,” he said. (CNS) 

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