J&K: FIR against Airtel, Jio for damaging road in Kishtwar
An FIR has been registered against telecom players Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio for reportedly carrying out unauthorized digging and damaging 62km road in Kishtwar district of J&K. Six persons have been arrested in this connection, the police said today. The police took a strong note of the damages caused following a complaint of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL).
FIR registered under Prevention of Damages to Public Property Act
A criminal case was registered for damaging 62 kilometers of road from Chatroo to Sinthan Top. The FIR has been registered under Section 431 (Mischief by injury to a public road), Section 336 (Act endangering personal safety of others), Section 427 (Mischief causing damage to an amount of over fifty rupees) of RPC and Section 3 of Prevention of Damages to Public Property Act.
People using damaged roads for water channelization
The police said the management of these companies destroyed the NH-244 road in such a way that it appears as a water canal. "At many places, people are using the damaged road for water channelization," the police said. They 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.