Used as ‘Human Shield’ in 2017 Bypoll, Dar Now on Poll Duty

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Farooq Ahmed Dar had to seek daily wage employment in the government department as he could not work on shawls anymore since he lost his thumb after he was tied to the jeep by the army, says his mother. — File photo

SRINAGAR (PTI) — Nearly two years ago, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha bypoll, Farooq Ahmed Dar, was used as a “human shield” to “ensure safe passage for army soldiers as they came under intense stone-pelting,” but now he finds himself posted on election duty.

“Farooq Ahmad Dar is working on consolidated terms as sweeper in the Health department. He has been posted on election duty,” said Budgam Chief Medical Officer Nazir Ahmad.

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