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People protest, block road

Excelsior Correspondent
MENDHAR, Jan 28:  The people from  Ari and adjoining areas today held protest and blocked Mendhar-Surankote road  for about two hours.
They were protesting against the damage caused to the road  due to digging for lying cables  by a private contractors. The villagers said that recently Deputy Commissioner Poonch had stopped the road digging work and  had also directed the SHO to lodge FIR against the agency for causing extensive damage to the road but again, they started work without bothering  for the directive  and in connivance with the police.
Due to rain  in last 3-4 days, the road suffered heavy damage and retaining walls also washed away.  The movement of vehicles on the road has also been badly affected and several vehicles got trapped in the drains left unattained. The locals stopped the work  and started protest  dharna. Later, SHO concerned and Naib Tehsildar moved to the site and tried to pacify the people.
SDM Mendhar, Rahul Yadav said that he would take cognizance of the matter and issue notice to the concerned agency.


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