Budgam, Mar 9: Scores of contractors Monday tried to manhandle Executive Engineer at R&B Division office here in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
The contractors under the banner of Joint Contractor’s Coordination Committee (JCCC) held a protest against the government’s failure to release their bills which are pending with various departments.
Eyewitnesses told Kashmir News Trust the agitated contractors cornered Executive Engineer at Roads and Buildings Division Budgam and tried to manhandle him, however, the timely intervention from some of the contractors saved the officer.
Contractors accused the officer of resorting to dilly dally tactics in releasing their pending payments. They said Rs 80 Crore is pending with the department. “We have worked and spent from our own pocket but the bills are still pending,” the contractors said.