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Beware, fraudsters impersonating as officials are fleecing people in the name of Flood Relief

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by Sameer Ahmad

Anantnag: Impersonators are fleecing money from people  in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district claiming that submitting 600 Rs will fetch them ‘Flood relief’ from government.

Locals from Mir Danter area of Islamabad alleged that some people visited the area claiming that they are officials from the district commissioners office and are surveying to provide people flood relief money.

“They asked to fill a form adn deposit a fees of six hundred rupees promising later they will be granted compensation for the damage they suffered during 2014 floods,” they said.

“People from neighbouring villages have told us that these people had visited them as well,” locals claimed.

The locals told INS that sensing trouble they visited the office of Deputy commissioner in Islamabad (Anantnag) to check the process.

“Upon inquiring at the DC Office, we were told that none of the officials had been sent to the villages to grant flood relief, as there has been no grant of fresh relief for the victims of 2014 catastrophic floods,” they said. Additional ddeputy commissioner of Anantnag Shokwat Ahmed Rather said that he is investigating the matter and these people who are looting money from locals will be soon brought to book.

“We request the people to inform us and not give money to anyone who in the name of flood relief,” Rather said.

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