Jammu-Poonch highway blocked over encroachment of land

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Jammu, Feb 1 (PTI) The Jammu-Poonch national highwaywas blocked for vehicular traffic by locals and children afterthey resorted to protest demonstration over allegedencroachment of a school ground by a politician in Poonchdistrict of Jammu and Kashmir.

Over 400 villagers, including school children, blockedthe Jammu-Poonch highway at Sangla area in Mendhar bordertehsil of Poonch district and held protest demonstrations,officials said today.

They resorted to protest demonstrations over allegedencroachment of the school ground by a politician andconstruction of shed there, they said without naming theleader.

The protestors demanded removal of the encroachmentand registration of case against the leader, they said, addingsenior officials of district have been rushed to the spot. PTIAB

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