- Dirty sewer water flowing for 4 months in a locality of Banaras
- Angry people took councilor hostage and put them in dirty water
- The anger of the people did not calm down on the request to leave the councilor
- Councilor says sewer case is stuck between two departments
In the Smart City Varanasi of PM, a councilor was ignored by the public. On Friday, people angry with sewer water flowing in the streets took the local councilor hostage. People first tied Councilor Tufail Ansari to a chair and tied him with a rope and then made him sit among the flowing water of the sewer. The resentment was such that even the vows of the councilor could not calm the people.
In the Ambia Mandi area of the Kotwali police station area, sewer water has been flowing in the streets for the last 4 months. When the local people got tired of complaining, from the officer to the councilor, the councilor roaming in the streets took him hostage and made him sit in the middle of the water. The local people raised their anger by raising slogans after the councilor was seated in the sewer water.
‘Corporation officers will also do this’
Local resident Usman Ahmed said that sewer water has been flowing in the streets in the morning and evening for the last four months in the area. Apart from the local councilor, it was also complained to the municipal officials. Even after a dozen complaints letters, the problem has not been resolved till date. If the problem does not go away, then we will have to take such a step in compulsion with the upcoming Municipal Officers.
The matter is stuck in two departments
According to local councilor Tufail Ansari, the problem is not resolved due to lack of mutual coordination between the two departments. Tufail told that from where the sewer line has gone, the electricity department has installed the transformer after making sure. The whole matter is in the cognizance of the officials of both the departments. Hopefully it will be settled soon.