Kolkata firm dredging in Srinagar complains of vandalism
Srinagar: A Kolkata-based company, carrying out dredging in the Jhelum River to save Srinagar city from future floods, has lodged a police complaint against miscreants who vandalized its valuable machinery, a company official said on Tuesday.
The Reach Dredging Ltd (RDL) official said that the miscreants vandalised their equipment while dredging work was on in Shivpora area on Monday.
"Resorting to violence, the miscreants have damaged our valuable equipment worth millions of rupees. We have lodged an FIR in Ram Munshibagh police station of Srinagar and requested police to bring the culprits to justice," the official said.
The RDL official said that their trained technical staff operating the dredging machinery felt harassed after the incident.
The RDL was given the contract for lowering the river bed after the unprecedented floods in 2014 to increase the water carrying capacity of the river and save Srinagar city from future flooding.
In its work, it also provides employment to scores of local skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labourers.