Gilgit-Baltistan: People Beat Deputy Commissioner in Chormic Village

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Skardu (Dawn): Skardu deputy commissioner was injured when he tried to stop people from constructing a mosque on a disputed land in Chormic village. A police official told Dawn that DC Raja Fazal Khalique was visiting the village, but when he asked the people not to build mosque till a court decision, but the villagers refused to stop work and misbehaved with the official and beat him up, breaking his teeth. The official said no policeman was with the DC when the incident occurred, adding that though SHO Skardu city police station Hassan Mir along with policemen reached the spot, the people had already gone away.

He said that police registered case against seven people and arrested five of them. Meanwhile, villagers told journalists that they were the real owners of the land, which had been under their control for decades.

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