FIR against Airtel, Reliance Jio for damaging road in JK's Kishtwar

Jun 13, 2018, 07:48 IST | PTI

Six persons have been arrested in this connection, the police said today

FIR against Airtel, Reliance Jio for damaging road in JK's Kishtwar
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An FIR has been registered against major telecom players Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio for reportedly carrying out unauthorised digging and damaging 62 km road in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Six persons have been arrested in this connection, the police said today. A criminal case was registered against the management of Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio telecom companies for damaging 62 kilometers of road from Chatroo to Sinthan Top by carrying out unauthorised digging for laying of optical fibre, a senior police officer said.

The police took a strong note of the damages caused following a complaint of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL). The FIR has been registered under Section 431 (Mischief by injury to public road, bridge, river or channel), Section 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others), Section 427 (Mischief causing damage to an amount of over fifty rupees) of RPC as well as Section 3 of Prevention of Damages to Public Property Act.

According to the police, the management of these companies without any permission and in sheer violation of guidelines, destroyed the NH-244 road in such a way that it appears as a water canal instead of a road.

"At many places, the people are using the parts of this damaged road for water channelisation," the police said. The police added that the road from Batote to Sinthan is used as an alternative route for movement of forces to strife-torn Valley during fair weather. We are also looking into the aspects of conspiracy to damage this route used for emergency movements, they said. SSP Kishtwar Abrar Chowdhary added that a thorough investigation was on in the matter.

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