Elderly man, waiting in queue to submit old age pension form in Bandipora, dies

District admin order enquiry to be conducted by ADDC

District admin order enquiry to be conducted by ADDC

Wahid Rafique
Bandipora, Dec 20 (KNS): In a shocking incident, an elderly man died while waiting in line to submit an old age pension form in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday even as district administration ordered enquiry into the matter. 

An official said that the man suddenly collapsed  while he was waiting in queue to submit old age pension form at Tehsil Social Welfare Office Bandipora. 

He said soon after he was rushed to district hospital Bandipora, where he was declared dead on arrival due to cardiopulmonary arrest.

The official identified him as Sonaullah Bhat (62) son Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Malangam.

Meanwhile, administration in a statement said a person collapsed today at around 09:00 AM in the premises of Tehsil Social Welfare Officer, Bandipora, who was rushed to District Hospital, Bandipora, where doctor on duty declared him brought dead.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel 

"In this regard, this is to clarify that Old Age Pension applicants are not required to submit hard copies of their verification and only applicants lacking any formality or having any kind issues are contacted through control room for necessary rectifications which can be done at CSC,” it reads.

It further reads in this case, the applicant was not required to visit the office of Tehsil Social Welfare Officer Bandipora to submit hardcopy nor was he called to visit CSC.

"Moreover, in order to ascertain all related aspects of the case, an enquiry has been ordered which shall be conducted by Additional District Development Commissioner Bandipora and the findings of the same shall be shared in due course of time," it added. (KNS)

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