Protesters block Jammu- Pathankot national highway

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Aman Mailk

Jammu, Nov 21: Protesters blocked Jammu- Pathankot national highway road claiming that naka party for toll evasion is assaulting them.
Protesters alleged that Manvider SI excise showed pistol and thrashed a driver when he was carrying cement towards Rajbagh.
Sources said that vehicle had already paid all taxes at the concerned post .
But the said person in order to show his performance to higher authority illegally laid naka and assaulted the driver. The motive behind this is that said officer is due for transfer from Lakhanpur tool post but wanted to stay at Lakhanpur further by showing his performance .
Local administration have assured the protesters that SI concerned will be booked under relevant sections and after that protest ended peacefully.
Truck drivers while talking to Precious Kashmir said that the concerned SI is harassing them everytime they cross naka and no actions has been taken against him despite various complaints registered against him.