37 Electric transformers damaged by forces in Budgam since unrest

The officials, wishing anonymity, said the forces “intentionally attacked the transformers with bullets and tear gas shells.”
At least 37 electric transformers have been damaged allegedly by the forces during clashes in this district in the last three months, PDD officials said.

The officials, wishing anonymity, said the forces “intentionally attacked the transformers with bullets and tear gas shells.”

“Seven transformers were damaged in Beerwah town alone. Others were damaged at Narbal, Ompura, Wathoora, Gudsathoo, Kawoosa, Haknipora, Waterhail, Mazhama and Wadipora. Transformers in Wanimohallah, Wazemohallah and Dangarmohallah were repeatedly rendered useless more than once,” the officials and eye witnesses said.

“We had taken up the matter with the police, but to no avail,” the officials said. Spokesperson CRPF Rajesh Yadav said they had received no such reports.

“The department should take up the matter with our higher authorities through proper channel, after which we would conduct an enquiry into the matter and do the needful.”