JK: Mehbooba voices concern over alleged harassment of residents by Army unit in Kulgam

Srinagar, Sep 30 (UNI) Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday voiced her concern over troubling reports of alleged harassment of residents by an Army unit in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

She even requested the Army’s Awantipora based General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Victor Force, Major General Balbir Singh to look into worrying allegations.

“Received distressing calls from residents of Kanslo Kanda area in Kulgam about them being allegedly harassed by 9 RR camp troops. Also concerned that they are summoning young men to the army camp & forcing them to do labour work for free,” Mehbooba said in a post on X.

“Request GOC Awantipora Balbir Singh to kindly look into these worrying allegations. If true he must ensure those involved are taken to task.”

However, Army officials said the allegations were not true.

“It’s not true. It has been checked from local formation. Casual labourers employed by the army are paid in time and no such thing has happened,” they said.

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