J&K : Man held for creating ruckus in district magistrate’s office

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A man was arrested in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir after a district magistrate directed the police to lodge an FIR against him for allegedly creating ruckus in his office and disrupting work, officials said today.

District Magistrate, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana directed Station House Officer of the Kishtwar police station to lodge an FIR against Joginder Bandari yesterday for allegedly using abusive and unparliamentary language and creating ruckus thereby disrupting official activities, they said.

The accused, in his fifties, was arrested and lodged at local police station.

According to officials, the accused had circulated some information related to Pakal Dul Project which district administration felt was provocative and Bandari was called to the office of district magistrate keeping in view the law and order priorities, the officials said.

He came to the office of district magistrate at 4:45 PM yesterday when a meeting of officers was also going on regarding subsidized heli-services introduced by the government in the district, officials said.

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The district magistrate advised him not to repeat the act of spread misleading and provocative information among youth of district through social media, the officials said.

He was informed that his acts were bound to unnecessarily create the law and order problem in the otherwise smoothly and peacefully working district, they added.

“Bandari instead of listening to the advice started using unparliamentary language against the district magistrate and other officers present in the chamber and created a ruckus, they said.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Kishtwar, Abrar Chowdhary said Bandari was charged under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code including assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty.

The police has reliable information that the accused has in last few weeks collected Rs 200 per unemployed youth of the district to entertain their resumes for getting them jobs in the Pakkal-Dul power project. Police is investigating that aspect as well, Chowdhary said.