Srinagar, October 7: Expressing deep shock and grief over the fatal road accident in Digdool area in Ramban in which at least 22 persons including elder brother and two nieces of trade union leader Muzafar Ahmad Wani of Bhaglihar died and many other were injured, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami has termed administration’s ‘callousness’ responsible for the increasing number of accidents in the state.
In a statement issued here, Tarigami said that a house committee headed by him was constituted following mounting number of accidents in erstwhile Doda region and the National Highway in Jammu region had submitted recommendations before the government but ‘unfortunately the same is gathering dust. This is unfortunate and utter callousness on part of the state administration which owes an explanation on the latest fatal road accident. The repeated road accidents in Doda, Kistwar, Ramban and Udhampur districts, he said, must be a grave concern for the state government.
He said over five years have passed since the panel submitted its report, the government is yet to come out with its action taken report on the recommendations.
While expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, he demanded ex-gratia relief for the victim families and free of cost treatment to those injured in the accident.