Protestors damage official vehicle in Jammu

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Jammu, Jul 29 (UNI ) Agitators protesting against the revocation of the order transferring land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) today damaged the official vehicle of a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM).

''The protestors passed through main bazaars of the city here destroying the electronic meters outside shops and houses,'' official sources told UNI asserting, ''The mob ransacked the official vehicle of SDM Samba Namely Abdul Hafiz, which was parked outside a local hotel at posh residency road.'' Sources said the mob, on seeing beacon light on official vehicle turned violent and damaged it.

''Aggressive protestors attempted to torch the vehicle but police resorted to mild lathicharge and dispersed the mob,'' sources added.

The SDM however, had come to the hotel to attend a private function.

Thousands of protestors took out a massive rally amid slogans against Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, PDP and the State police.

Situation in Jammu is tense and turned violent after the death of Kuldeep Kumar Verma, a protestor of Sangharsh Samiti, who allegedly committed suicide on July 23 during chain hunger strike, demanding the land back to the Shrine Board.

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