Drug scam: J&K MLA threatens protest at CM`s residence

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 19:36

Srinagar: Seeking stern action against perpetrators of spurious drug scam in Jammu and Kashmir, independent MLA from Langate Sheikh Abdul Rashid on Saturday threatened to lay siege to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s office if the culprits were not brought to books soon.
He alleged that no arrest has so far been made in this connection and the state government has completely failed to act against those involved in the scam.

"I, along with my supporters, will encircle the residence of Omar on the opening day of the Civil Secretariat here and will not allow him to attend his office," Rashid said.

Civil Secretariat and other move offices will close in the winter capital Jammu on April 26 and reopen in the summer capital of Srinagar on May 6.

The MLA alleged that while minors were booked under Public Safety Act on charges of stone pelting, no action has been taken against those involved in supply of such life-threatening medicines.

Seeking a judicial probe into the scam, Rashid demanded thorough checking of records at all state hospitals to find out the number of patients who died due to spurious drugs, so that criminal cases can be lodged against the suppliers.


First Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 19:35

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