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On way to Quarantine centre, CMO allegedly stopped by Police for half- an hour in Bandipora

SSP Bandipora says matter was solved amicably on the spot

Bandipora, May 26 (KNO): A day after senior cardiologist was allegedly harassed in Srinagar, Chief Medical Officer Bandipora was stopped by Bandipora Police on Tuesday while he was on way to inspect a quarantine centre and sample collection centre in north kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Eye witnesses told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the official vehicle of Chief Medical Officer Bandipora Dr Tajamul Hussain was stopped near new District Hospital Bandipora complex and was not allegedly allowed to proceed near the Naka laid by Bandipora Police which is preventing people from going to the main market.

Dr Tajamul told KNO that he had to visit the quarantine centres and sample collection centres but he was stopped by the Police near the new complex of District Hospital Bandipora.

He said that he was stopped for about 20 minutes for reasons known to them.

He said that after the intervention of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Mirza, his official vehicle was allowed to move towards quarantine centre otherwise, the police would not let me go, he said

A video of the incident that also went viral on social media, CMO Bandipora was seen protesting against the incident. The doctor got down from the vehicle and protested against the alleged Police highhandedness. “We are here to fight against corona virus, You are habitual of harassing us,” he yelled at the cops.

Meanwhile, SSP Bandipora, Rahul Malik said that the matter was solved on the spot. “There was some confusion after yesterday’s order by district administration regarding disallowing vehicles from Nusoo toward main market. The matter was solved amicably on the spot,” he said—(KNO)