Elderly man manhandled by J-K bank staffers and security guard, manager apologises

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An elderly man was allegedly manhandled by staffers and security guards at a Jammu Kashmir bank branch at Sivere in Lolab area here on Monday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses told GNS that one Ghulam Haider Mughal had come to withdraw money at the bank branch. However after hours of wait outside the bank premises, the elderly man asked the security staff to allow him to enter the branch. However the security staff and few staffers caught hold of the person and dragged him, they alleged.

The elderly person, they said, suffered contusions on his hands and arms and was shrieking in pain, they said.

The locals alleged that bank authorities were allowing only some selected people to enter the bank despite them waiting outside.

The people demanded a strict action against all those involved in the what they described as an “appalling incident”.

Meanwhile, when contacted Bank Manager JK Bank Branch Sivere Manzoor Ahmad told GNS that he apologises for the incident and assured action against those erring. “I have apologized to the person and assure that strict action will be taken against the person involved in the incident,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Imam Din told GNS that necessary action as warranted into the incident will be taken. (GNS)

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