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J&K admin sacks 11 govt employees over ‘anti-national, activities

Hizbul Mujahideen founder Syed Salahudin's sons were also axed from the govt service

Jammu, July 10, 2021: Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has sacked at least 11 government employees for their alleged involvement in “anti-national” and “militant-related” activities.

Government sources said the sacked employees included the son of Hizbul Mujahideen founder Syed Salahuddin.

According to reports, a the committee designated in Jammu and Kashmir to investigate and recommend cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India recommended a total of 11 cases for dismissal from government service.

The recommendation to sack the three officers in the first meeting of the committee pertained to an orderly from ITI, Kupwara, who was an overground worker of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Reportedly, he was providing information to militants about the movement of security forces, inciting and sheltering militants to carry out activities in a secret manner.

The other two were teachers from Anantnag district. Government sources said they were found involved in “anti-national” activities including participating in, supporting and propagating the separatist ideology of Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) and Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM).

The other eight government employees recommended for sacking in the second meeting of the committee include two constables of Jammu and Kashmir Police who have supported terrorism from within the police department and provided internal information as well as logistical support to terrorists.

Sources said that a constable Abdul Rashid Shigan himself carried out the attacks on the security forces.

The NIA had tracked the terror funding trails of both the persons involved in raising, receiving, collecting and transferring funds through hawala transactions for terror activities of Hizbul Mujahideen.

Another government employee with terror links, Naz Mohammad Allai, an orderly of the health department, was found to be an over-ground worker of HM and had a history of direct involvement in terrorist activities. He was also sheltering two dreaded militants at his residence.

The tenure of two employees of the Education Department has also been terminated. Sources said Jabbar Ahmed Pare and Nisar Ahmed Tantre were actively involved in furthering the separatist agenda spread by the sponsors of Pakistan and were ideologues of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Shaheen Ahmed Lone, an inspector of the electricity department, was also found involved in smuggling and transporting arms for Hizbul Mujahideen. He was found carrying arms, ammunition and explosives along with two militant on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in January last year.

Of the 11 sacked employees, four are from Anantnag, three from Budgam, one each from Baramulla, Srinagar, Pulwama and Kupwara. Of these, four were in the education department, two in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, and one each in the agriculture, skill development, power, SKIMS, and health departments. (PTK)

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