Deputy Mayor SMC Mujahid Sheikh Imran accused of ‘Nautanki’

Jammu: Booked for financial irregularities recently, the Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Sheikh Imran is now accused of resorting to “Nautanki” on the roads raising concerns over security in city of Srinagar.

Sources said in violation of norms, Imran stopped his vehicle on the Jahangir Chowk flyover to hinder smooth flow of traffic and to raise security concerns.

Sources said in the late hours he was seen stopping vehicles without permission from the concerned. He was accompanied by some employees of SMC and his personal security.

Sources said the administration has taken a serious note of the development as such activity cannot be allowed on such sensitive roads and that too in the late night hours.

“Kashmir has been on high alert in the wake of Yatra and he had raised his own self styled naka at a point where traffic was being hindered. He neither had permission to do so and it was a major breach of security protocol,” said a senior official on the condition of anonymity adding that Raj Bhawan was likely to serve a notice to the SMC in this regard.

“You cannot make a joke of the governance to take selfies and to breach security protocol. Such nautakni is intolerable,” the official added. Sources said the police was likely to give a feedback to the civil administration on the issue and that security department of the police would also be taken into confidence. “Allowing such things to happen create a scene of governance,” said one official.

Despite repeated attempts the Deputy Mayor couldn’t be contacted for comments.

But the SMC officials confirmed about the development. “There is nothing about his gesture and we are not hiding it. He took pictures of the same and same is being liked by people on social, media,” said an official on condition of anonymity.