Budgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested at least five daily wagers of Public Health Engineering department for allegedly disrupting a water supply line in Chadoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district during their strike, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported.
Officials said on Saturday that the act had caused immense hardships to the public.
The daily wagers, casual labourers and others, under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Casual Labourers Forum, are observing a strike from Monday this week.
Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Chadoora, PN Hameed, told KNO that the daily wagers disrupted the water supply line in Sub Division Chadoora, thus causing acute water scarcity in some areas.
He said Chadoora police took cognizance of the incident and detained the accused daily wagers.
A police officer confirmed the arrest of five daily wagers and identified them as Javaid Ahmad of Wagar; President daily wagers Chadoora, Farooq Ahmad of Buzgoo; Mushtaq Ahmad Mir of Surasyar; Adil Qayoom of Shumnag and Muhammad Shafi of Branwar.
He said a case under FIR number 197/20 under section 430, 427 IPC with 3 PDD Act has been registered at Police Station Chadoora against the accused. KNO
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