Traders scuffle with anti-encroachment staffers

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Staff Report

RAWALPINDI

In a bid to halt the anti-encroachment operation at Transformer Chowk, the traders scuffled with Town Municipal Administration (TMA) officials.

According to a spokesman, during the operation, dozens of traders carrying sticks and iron rods showed resistance and attacked the anti-enforcement staff.

Resultantly, four staffers including a police man received serious injuries who had been shifted to district headquarter hospital, he added.

He said the town administration, before conducting the operation, served notices to the traders to demolish or remove their encroachments voluntarily but they failed to abide by the law.

He said town administration was performing their duties irrespective of any personal affiliations.

He vowed that anti-enforcement staff would continue its operation and violators to be fined and their goods to be confiscated.

The Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi (MCR) has launched a grand anti-encroachment operation in all tehsils of the district. However, during the operation two MCR officials were injured in clash with shopkeepers. Later case has been registered at Sadiqabad police station. Case was registered against nine nominated accused and one hundred unidentified persons.  It was worth mentioned here that during earlier operation anti-encroachment teams removed 82 encroachments. unicipal Corporation, Rawalpindi removed 67 encroachments from Shamsabad Park, Sixth Road, Sadiqabad and Ghaznavi Market areas and cleared the roads.