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Batagund residents demand halt to JCB machines during night


‘Will take appropriate measures for redressing the grievance’
Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): Working of JCB machines in mid night hours is giving sleepless nights to a big chunk of population in Kupwara residents as the machines extract “illegally” from a water stream in the area.
Residents living in the vicinity of Batagund stream in Tehsil Handwara of the district said that they will be forced to protests if the administration does not stop the working of JCB machines during the night.
Barkat Ahmad, a resident of Batagund, told KNS that the JCB machines are pressed into service for extraction of illegal sand and gravel during night which gives sleepless nights to the residents of the area.
“We will be forced to come out on the streets and block the traffic on roads if working of JCBs during mid night hours is not stopped immediately,” he said.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara G M Dar told KNS that the residents of the area approach should approach his office with the complaint. “I will look into the matter and take appropriate measures for redressing the genuine grievances of the people of the area,” Dar said. (KNS)