Srinagar, Sept 24: Upholding the tenets of humanity, a policeman in south Kashmir’s Shopian district volunteered a tractor for general public to facilitate their crossing of Ranbi Ara stream in absence of a bridge and diversion.
Due to heavy rains couple of days ago, a diversion over Ranbi Ara stream at Batapora in mountainous region of Shopian was washed away – fourth time since last year – leading to immense inconvenience to local populace.
In absence of the diversion, the public movement came to halt as gushing waters of Ranbi Ara didn’t let anyone to cross and there was huge risk if any attempt would have been made by any individual.
However, a policeman namely Abdul Majeed came to the help of people and volunteered his tractor. The policeman, who is deployed in District Police Lines (DPL) Shopian, didn’t charge anyone for crossing the Ranbi Ara and hundreds of people throughout the day benefited from the tractor service.
“I didn’t charge anyone and filled the fuel myself. As you know everyone is in need this time because of Eid, so I decided to volunteer my tractor for people,” the policeman said. Locals hailed the policeman and showered praises on him.
When contacted, the Deputy Commissioner of Shopian, Bashir Ahmad told Excelsior that they are working to restore the diversion. “By tomorrow evening, the connectivity would be restored,” he said.