A Kralpora resident, Jahangir Majeed, has accused officials at the Tehsil office of putting his life in danger after he filed a complaint about cow dung being dumped along both sides of the national highway leading to Keran. Malik claims that despite filing a formal complaint two months ago, the officials did not take any action, and his name was leaked to locals by an insider at the office.
“I tried to follow up with them, but they kept delaying and not taking any action. I eventually lost hope and stopped pursuing the matter. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a group of about ten men from my locality showed up and threatened me for filing the complaint,” said Jahangeer.
Jahangeer had sent a formal complaint letter to the Tehsildar Kralpora, urging strict action against those responsible for dumping cow dung on the roadsides. He had also attached several photographs of the area as evidence.
“I wanted to keep the area clean, especially since it sees a lot of tourist traffic heading to Keran. The LG’s government, along with the youth and administration of Kupwara, are working hard to promote tourism. It’s essential that locals also develop a sense of civic duty and cleanliness,” added Jahangeer.
Jahangeer has appealed to the Divisional Commissioner and D.C Kupwara to investigate the matter and inquire about the conduct of the Tehsildar Kupwara.
Attempts to get a comment from the Tehsildar Kralpora were unsuccessful, with no response to multiple calls and an SMS requesting a statement.