Deputy Mayor assaulted during Councillors session

Deputy Mayor assaulted during Councillors session

Attack was pre-planed: Shiekh Imran

Srinagar, Jan 21: Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation Sheikh Imran sustained injuries when one of the councillors hurled paper-weight (glass) at him during councillor session of SMC on Monday.
Official sources said that a scuffle broke out during the councillors session at SMC Complex and one of the councillors took some object probably a cup and threw it at Imran who fell down and was removed to the hospital. They said Sheikh Imran got injured and was shifted to hospital.
Meanwhile, police have taken the cognizance of the incident and further investigations are going on.
Meanwhile, the injured Deputy Mayor said that the attack on him was ‘pre-planed’ by RSS, BJP backed Corporators.
Addressing a presser, Imran said the assault on him was pre-planned by the BJP and RSS backed corporators. He said he will continue to uphold the flag of justice and truth.
“I will not bow down by such tactics, will continue to speak against corruption, injustice and voiceless,” Imran said adding that he was attacked for speaking against BJP and anti-Hindutva campaigns.
Imran urged SMC corporators to resume their work and said police will take legal action against the assailants. We will not fight or attack anyone as (BJP) they did, he said.
“When I stood up for Question-Answer session, two corporators attacked me. I am committed to kicking out BJP from Kashmir,” he said.
He said they are backed by BJP Mayor but he will not allow them to follow BJP agenda in Kashmir. Kashmiris will never accept their Hindutva politics, Imran said.
Imran appealed Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Secretary to look into this matter.
“From the day first, I urged the administration to look into the issue of BJP, RSS sponsored Mayor but they turned deaf ears to the issue,” Imran said adding that even SMC Commissioner had become helpless.
He said from past one week, he was continuously trolled by these BJP, RSS army. In SMC council sitting arrangement was made deliberately by Mayor to attack him, Imran said.
“I am true Muslim, my corporators and people would not tolerate any attack on our religion by BJP and RSS sponsored people in Kashmir,” he said.
According to Imran, when he entered the hall, some greedy corporators were ready to attack him.
“When I raised the slogans against corruption, I was attacked,” he said. When I will get back to the office and will fight again against corruption, injustice and be the voice of people. (CNS)