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This Kashmiri cop helped locals with supply of groceries and medicines during lockdown

Last Updated on December 4, 2020 at 6:29 pm

Since Lockdown 1.0 was announced, Deputy SP Sheikh Aadil and his friends started to deliver daily essentials and medicines to over 1,000 households, mostly in Srinagar.

33-year-old Sheikh Aadil Mushtaq is a 2015 batch Jammu and Kashmir Police Service officer who is currently posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) in Srinagar. Along with Srinagar, Sheikh and his friends have also reached to residents in Anantnag, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal.

After the end of Lockdown 1.0, Deputy SP Sheikh Aadil even collected blood plasma from patients who had recovered from COVID-19 and supplied free oxygen concentrators to those families whose loved ones were infected by the virus. By now, he has managed to get over 150 recovered Covid-19 patients to voluntarily donate their blood plasma.

Sheikh Aadil was born and raised in Baramulla district and is a product of St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School. He pursued his M.Tech in civil engineering from the University of Pune. He used to work as a civil engineer in the erstwhile State’s rural development department and also served as an officer on special duty to the Chief Minister for few months, before joining the Kashmir Police Service.

When Sheikh Aadil and his friends decided to help the needy, they created three WhatsApp groups for the job.

He appealed to people that whoever is in need of anything can send their request to the WhatsApp number shared by him. One WhatsApp group was dedicated for free medical purposes, the second one for free home delivery of medicines and the third for free groceries. In the earlier phase of the lockdown, the district administration supported them.

They would send their requests to them for certain essential items and the administration would get it delivered. They also decided to deploy 15 motorcyclists of the Traffic Police in Srinagar, who are generally deployed for traffic regulation and enforcement. Since during lockdown, there wasn’t much traffic to regulate on the streets, so they utilised their services for the home delivery of groceries, rations and medicines.

He also established a ‘Wall of Kindness’ outside his office on 13 November (World Kindness Day), where people can donate anything for residents of Srinagar suffering through the pandemic.