Dara Harwan Residents Accuse Patwari Of Misusing His Official Position

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Demand action against him, say approached higher ups, but no action taken so far

Srinagar, Dec 24 (KNO): The locals from Dara area of Harwan here have accused the concerned Patwari of misusing his official position and harassing them unnecessarily for his “personal interests.”

According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a delegation from Check Dara area of Harwan said that the concerned Patwari Mukhtar Ahmad Khuroo is misusing his official position and is harassing the public including the people belonging to downtrodden section unnecessarily for his personal interests.

The documents provided by the delegation to KNO reveal that the locals here have approached the higher ups including the then Advisor to Governor on June 25, 2019 with the demands of action against him.

The documents reveal that the residents have also approached the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in this regard.

It added that they (Div Com and DC Srinagar) have written to the concerned officials for necessary action in this regard separately. However, the delegation said that no action has been taken against the concerned Patwari as he is allegedly hand-in-glove with some officials at DC office here who time and again shield him.

A letter written by Hakim Bibi, 90, wife of Late Ghulan Muhammad Kohli of Astan Marg Dara Harwan mentions that “the accused Patwari was hell being to cause extreme mental frustration and in other hand was openly demanding brobe of Rs 2.50 lacs for set righting the record and providing of the Revenue Document and I being a widow was totally unable to manage money.”

The delegation later appealed the concerned higher ups to take strict action against the accused Patwari so that they could heave a sigh of relief. Meanwhile, Tehsildar North, Dr Haroon didn’t receive the repeated phone calls while Patwari Mukhtar Ahmad couldn’t be contacted for the comments as his phone remained switched off

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