Young man accuses police of booking him on the behest of DC Ganderbal

Srinagar, May 26: A youth on Saturday emerged in Press Enclave Srinagar and staged a sit-in alleging that Police Station Ganderbal implicated him in a false case on the behest of incumbent Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal.

Identifying himself as Syed Nazakat Khaleefa, a resident of Lar Waliwar Ganderbal, the young man lit a couple of candles around him and sat in Press Enclave for hours together.

“I am here to seek justice. This is what they (authorities) do to us. I spent 4 days in Sadar police station Ganderbal just because DC Ganderbal asked police to do so. DC Ganderbal has accused me of making a threatening phone call to him. Can a person make a threatening call to the head of the district who is so powerful,” Khaleefa told news agency CNS.

While admitting that he made a phone call to Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Syed Nazakat Khaleefa added that he asked him to stop smugglers from looting green gold in Ganderbal forests.

“I was booked by police under section 506 RPC and now they are not producing challan in the court of law,” he said and claimed that those who want to do something good for society are being intimidated and harassed by people at the helm of affairs.

“Why don’t police make that phone call public? Hang me if I am guilty,” he questioned.

When contacted Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Mr Piyush Singhla said that this guy made a threatening call to him and accordingly he lodged a complaint against him. When asked why the guy threatened him, Mr Singla said that he doesn’t know about the reason but added that the matter is subject of investigation and police is investigating the matter.

A police official said that they acted upon the complaint lodged by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal. “We are investigating the matter and in fact challan will be produced in a couple of days in the court of law,” he said. (CNS)

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