If we had been Covid constructive, why our bakery objects value lakhs had been destroyed’, ask two Bla Bakers, DC says, ‘will compensate them’
Srinagar, Might 26: The 2 bakers from Watergam space of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, who examined constructive for the Covid-19 on Might 20, are beneath great psychological duress after involved authorities ordered for the destroying of all bakery objects on the two outlets and godowns.
The bakers, who’re beneath quarantine at current, alleged that their bakery objects value lakhs had been destroyed illogically on the instructions of “Tehsildear Watergam, by misusing his power and showing utter arrogance”.
Earlier than Eid-ul-Fitr, J&Okay authorities had ordered for random testing bakers throughout Kashmir. On Might 17, the samples of baker Farooq Ahmed Mir who runs, Mir Musaib Bakery store and Muhammad Saleem who owns Al Habib Bakery store at Watergam, Rafiabad, had been taken for testing. Each the bakers examined constructive for the Covid-19 on Might 20.
“Soon after my report came as positive, we were whisked away by the administration along with my family members and put under quarantine. In a quarantine centre, I got a call from one of my relatives that police and the officials of the administration were looking for keys of shop and godown. My relatives were warned, if keys are not handed over to them, godown and shop will be razed to ground within minutes,” claimed Muhammad Saleem.
He stated that the officers of administration seized all bakery objects from godown and store and later destroyed the identical in an “utter unscientific method.
Similar story was narrated by one other baker Farooq Ahmed Mir. “The officials warned my family members, if keys are not handed over them, they would damage the godown as well as my shop. We had to pay to our labourers who had been working hard at the godown a week before Eid. Besides, we had purchased all the items from the dealers for making bakery without paying them in advance. There were many bakery varieties at my godown and shop worth lakhs,” stated Mir.
Saleem additionally stated that he had produced bakery value lakhs at his godown and store. “Our livelihood was hit by the Tehsildar concerned. We have one question, if we tested positive for the Covid, why our bakery items were destroyed. The administration also asked people who had purchased bakery from our shops, to destroy the same,” the duo beneath great strain instructed KINS.
They stated that medical consultants and even Assistant Commissioner Meals and Security have been stating that virus can’t keep on meals objects together with Bakery for greater than eight hours.
“People could have simply stored the Bakery items they purchased from our shops and consumed them after two days as by then virus would have died even if that would have been present in our bakery items,” the 2 bakers stated and accused the “Tehsildar for acting in a haste.”
Assistant Commissioner Meals and Security Kashmir Hilal Ahmed Mir had earlier instructed media males that virus doesn’t keep on meals objects for over seven to eight hours. About destroying bakery objects in Watergam, he had acknowledged the problem was but to be delivered to his discover.
In the meantime, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla G N Yatoo stated that the bakers beneath quarantine had produced bakery in bulk and had no permission to do this. “Now that their bakery items were destroyed, we will analyse the level of loss and accordingly compensate them,” he instructed KINS.
Teshsildar Watergam Kifyat Ali stated that they had been involved in regards to the security of individuals. “We had told them not to sell the bakery but they continued selling it. Our first priority was the safety of people. We thought it better to destroy the bakery so that we can save people from the deadly covid-19 virus,” he instructed KINS and added that they’ve forwarded the file for compensation to the upper authorities within the District. (KINS)