Handwara, Mar 28,: Block Development Chaiman Vilgam is in police lockup from past 3 days while several BDC’s are up in arms against police, mulling to stage a protest outside DDC office Kupwara against what they call arbitrary arrest.
Sources told Kashmir News Trust that a couple of days ago BDC Vilgam of Handwars town, Muhammad Yasin Sheikh allegedly violated Government orders and was roaming freely while at Dolipora, he allegedly manhandled a cop who asked him to stay indoors. After the scuffle, police detained the said BDC who is affiliated with Sajad Lone led Peoples Conference.
Sources said that after his arrest, BDC Chairman Langate threatened that as a mark of protest the other BDC Chairpersons may resign stating police action to detain BDC Chairman as humilation of one and all BDCs.
When contacted, Station House Officer, Police Station, Vilgam, Muhammad Suliaman told KNT that a formal FIR vide number 17/2020 under section 188, 353, 506 has been registered against the BDC Chairman Vilagam. He added that the said person abused and manhandled a policeman on duty. (KNT)