SRINAGAR — The Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday filed a complaint with the city police seeking verification into the alleged threats which he has received on behalf of a local coaching institute, Kashmir Institute of excellence (KIE), located in Parraypora area of Srinagar. The alleged threats were received by the Mayor after KIE hoardings were removed by SMC.
Quoting Mayor of SMC, Junaid Mattu, KDC reported that he has filed a complaint seeking police verification into alleged threats he has received after SMC removed the “illegal and unauthorized” advertising hoardings of KIE at Parraypora.
“A lot of these threats allegedly made on the behalf of KIE contain violent narratives,” Mattu said, adding that he has approached police in this regard seeking verification of the threats.
He said that threats would not stop SMC from discharging its professional duties, adding that the corporation will continue to remove unauthorized hoardings of the institutions functioning with an utter disregard to law and safety of students.
He added that SMC will also pursue the matter legally by seeking registration details viz building usage norms, relevant NOCs from all these coaching institutions and hostels functioning in Srinagar city.
Meanwhile, the owner of KIE, Lateef Masoodi, said, “If SMC Mayor has received any threat call from our numbers, we are ready to accept anything as per the law.”
He said that if their management has indulged in any sort of unlawful act, they are ready to face the music. (KDC)