Srinagar, May 26: Chief Medical Officer Bandipora Dr Tajamul Hussain losCMOt his cool when he was stopped by police near Nusoo village while on way to visit quarantine centres in the district.
Sources told news agency KNT that Chief Medical Officer was in his official vehicle to visit the quarantine centres when in Nusoo area his vehicle was stopped. CMO alighted from the vehicle and rebuked the cops.
“Don’t you know we are playing with our lives for you people and you are stopping us from performing our duties. Yesterday too, you manhandled a doctor in Srinagar city,” CMO while arguing with cops told them.
In a video that is viral as well, CMO can be seen telling the cops can’t they see the vehicle belongs to Health Department.
Eyewitnesses told KNT that CMO called Deputy Commissioner Bandipora and some top cops who resolved the matter amicably.
Yesterday as well, a cardiologist accused SHO Zadibal of harassment. Police Chief Dilbagh Singh has already ordered inquiry into the incident.
The Srinagar incident sparked a protest at Government Supper specialty hospital Shereen Bagh today. Doctors and Para-medical staff staged a silent peaceful protest, carrying placards seeking end to harassment on roads.
With regard to today’s incident, Chief Medical Officer Bandipora, Dr Tajamul said that it was a sheer harassment. “Due to intervention of DC Bandipora, and DSP Headquarters Bandipora, I was allowed to go,” he said.
When contacted SSP Badnipora, Rahul Malik told KNT that District Development Commissioner in a meeting had directed to contain traffic from Nowpora to Nusu and police was only following directions. “It was a routine check, but unfortunately, CMO got agitated. He was however pacified and matter was resolved amicably,” SSP said.