Kashmiri trucker attacked in Haryana

Srinagar, February 23, 2016 (PPI-OT):A Kashmiri trucker was attacked and his vehicle burnt in Haryana where violent agitation by Jats over reservation quota issue from last few days has crippled normal life. A violent mob attacked the truck bearing registration number JK05C-8089 from Sopore in Morthal Panipat area of Haryana.

Owner of the truck, Shameem Ahmad Tantray of Gund Brath area of Sopore told a Srinagar-based daily that he was informed about the incident by his driver, Firdous Ahmed. He said that the unruly mob set his truck on fire. He said that the mob also thrashed Firdous and snatched cash of Rs 45,000 and mobile phones from him.

Shameem Ahmed said that his truck was stopped by the police near Panipat and it remained stranded there for two days till it was attacked by the mob. “The truck was carrying plastic; steel and aluminium waste which was to be dropped in Delhi for recycling. Many Kashmiri truckers are stranded on the Delhi-Haryana highway,” he added.

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