Cop injured in stone pelting during anti-encroachment drive

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 25: A cop received injuries, when the miscreants pelted stones on the teams of Jammu Development Authority (JDA) and Police Department during anti-encroachment drive at village Majheen.
As per official spokesman, on the directions of Vice Chairman, JDA Mubarak Singh, the Enforcement and Revenue Wing of JDA under the supervision of Director Land Management, JDA Rishpal Singh, and SDPO Nagrota including SHO Police Station Nagrota and Incharge Police Post Nagrota went to village Majheen to demolish the plinths and structures of residential houses reportedly being raised over JDA land.
As soon as the anti encroachment team reached the spot for taking cognizance, the local miscreants gathered on spot and start stone pelting over JDA staff and police party, injuring a police cop identified as Constable Mohammad Tariq (34), son of Mohammad Sharif, a resident of Mendhar and posted with Police Post Sidhra.
The injured has been shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where his condition was stated to be stable, when reports last came in.
A case under relevant Sections has been registered in this regard at Nagrota police station and investigation started.
Meanwhile, Jammu Development Authority (JDA) removed encroachments from Rail Head Complex.
As per official spokesman, the owner of shop number 63 and 83 of JDA Small Shopping Complex along Ravi Tawi Canal (backside of Vaishnavi and Kalika Dham) Rail Head Complex had changed the type design of JDA shops by raising its walls, laying of RCC slab over it in violation.
Both the shops were sealed on spot.
Besides some kiosk owners who had raised permanent wooden structure over JDA land behind Vaishnavi and Kalika Dham at RHC, Jammu were also demolished.
Police cops from Trikuta Nagar police station also accompanied the JDA team during demolition drive.