Following recurrent attacks by mobs in Kashmir Valley, Tankers Association today decided to suspend the oil supply to valley, whereas promised to ensure fuel supply to Leh and Ladakh through an alternate route via Manali.
The call of suspension was taken after attack on divers and lethargic approach of government concerning their security.
As per president Oil Tanker Drivers and Cleaners Association, Khair Din Wani today’s meeting with administration was not fruitful and the association decided to suspend the oil supply to valley.
Wani informed that recently in a fresh attack on oil tanker drivers in which 17 drivers were injured and their vehicles were damaged by the unruly mob at valley. Taking this attack seriously, the association held a meeting with state administration with Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Additional DC, IGP, SSP Jammu, army officers and three oil depot managers.
During meeting, association demanded security arrangements wherein administration once again showed cold shoulder, Wani added.
Already both the Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir gave us written assurance regarding security arrangements but on grounds nothing has been done so far even Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also gave us assurance regarding security but in valley unruly mob again and again targeted our vehicles and injured several drivers, Wani informed.
Anan Sharma, President Jammu & Kashmir Petroleum Tankers Owners Association said that 24 tankers were sent to valley for unloaded but near Qazikund violent protestors damaged 16 tankers and injured our drivers. Taking this seriously, our association today held a meeting with state administration wherein they failed to convenience our association members regarding their security so our association took the decision for suspension of oil supply in valley.
But for Leh and Ladakh, alternate route via Manali wherein tankers took filled tanks from Jallandhar, Sangroor and Amballa and then proceed towards their destiny, Sharma maintained.