Hizb chief’s sons, two cops, 7 others sacked by J-K govt


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The Jammu and Kashmir administration has sacked eleven government employees, including two sons of Hizbul Mujahideen’s chief Syed Salahudeen and two policemen.

According to a report in Daily Excelsior, the designated committee in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, responsible for scrutinizing and recommending cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution, in its 2nd and 4th meeting, recommended three and eight cases respectively, for their dismissal from the government service.

“The three officials recommended for dismissal in the second meeting of the Committee pertain to an Orderly of ITI, Kupwara who was over ground worker of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. He was providing information to the terrorists about the movement of security forces, abetting and harbouring terrorists to carry out activities in a clandestine manner,” the report added.

It also said that two teachers from Anantnag district have also been found involved in anti-national activities including participating, supporting and propagating the secessionist ideology of Jamat-Islami (JeI) and Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM).

The 8 government employees recommended for dismissal in the fourth meeting of the Committee include two constables of Jammu Kashmir police who have supported militancy from within the police department and provided inside information to the militants and also logistic support.

Two sons of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahudin – Syed Ahmad Shakeel and Shahid Yousuf, were also sacked for involvement in militancy funding.

The report added that out of the eleven employees dismissed, 4 are from Anantnag, 3 from Budgam, 1 each from Baramulla, Srinagar, Pulwama and Kupwara. Out of these, 4 were working in the Education Department, 2 in Jammu Kashmir Police and 1 each in Agriculture, Skill Development, Power, SKIMS and Health Departments.

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