Basant seizes ex-MLA’s vehicle, challans 2 army vehicles

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Apr 12: The Inspector General of Police, Traffic, Basant Rath today seized the security vehicle of a former lawmaker of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challaned two army vehicles for lack of requisite documents and filed a criminal complaint against a hotelier for obstructing him during his duty.
The IG traffic intercepted the vehicle of a former PDP lawmaker, Abdul Razaq Zawoora, who was travelling in his official car provided by security wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The driver of the vehicle was not was not carrying certain documents which required the seizure of the vehicle. He seized the vehicle instantly and offered his own vehicle to the politician that dropped him at his home.
The incident has taken place near Rajbagh Bridge where the IG Traffic along with SP Traffic Muzaffar Ahmad Shah were checking the vehicles.
The officer also challaned two army vehicles at Hyderpora Bypass in Srinagar. The army vehicles were not carrying proper documents and was without seat belts.
The IGP Traffic filed a complaint in the Police Station Rajbagh against Saajid Farooq Shah, owner of Hotel Comrade for obstructing an officer and assaulting him while performing duty.
Sources said that the hotel had encroached footpath outside its Barista Coffee shop and the IGP got it removed which irked the hotelier. Sources said that he obstructed the IGP Traffic and called him a criminal.
Earlier in the day, the IG seized two luxury vehicles at Rajbagh. He got encroachments made by a Barbecue shop, fruit shop and several other departmental stores removed.
Yesterday merchandise of two biggest stores including Cash and Cary and Grand Store in Jahawar Nagar area of Srinagar who had encroached the road was seized by the SMC. The merchandise of vendors at Dalgate was also seized yesterday.
Merchandise of shopkeepers who encroached road at Residency road and forest lane was seized by the SMC. Two school vans were also challanged yesterday at Sheikh Bagh for overloading.