On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Poonch Mr. Inder Jeet (KAS) a prominent Medical Complex having a chemist shop and a laboratory was sealed today by enforcement team led by Tehsildar Haveli Mr Anjum Khattak (KAS) for failing to enforce physical distancing norms and control the number of people entering the shop.
Noteworthy to mention here that it’s for the first time that a major chemist/medical shop was sealed in the heart of Poonch City since the emergence of COVID 19.
The Medical shop owner who happened to be the President of the Chemist Association exerted pressure on the administration resorting to old tactics by way of staging protest and sloganeering against the administration. Since the Administration didn’t budge to this blackmailing, sensing trouble he under the banner of the said Association along with DDC member Loran met the District Development Commissioner Poonch and rendered an unconditional apology.
Besides all other member accompanying him accepted their mistake and assured that the same will not be repeated in future.
Later in the evening Tehsildar Haveli allowed the operation after a written unconditional apology duly attested in presence of two independent witnesses was received.
The enforcement team included Tehsildar Haveli, Dy SP HQs Poonch, Naib Tehsildar Haveli, NT Gulpur and SHO Haveli.
Apart from that a fine of around 7000 rupees was also realized from the violators in the Tehsil today by the Administration.
Deputy Commissioner told reporters it was extremely concerning to see the crowd around the busy market area in Poonch despite several advisories. He appealed to the public that while activities are being opened, the people of Poonch should follow social distancing and take the right precautions, else Covid-19 might spread again. Complaints of markets being overcrowded are already there. He categorically stated that more such stringent actions shall follow in future.