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J&K sacks five officials. Here is why

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered dismissal of five employees under Article 311 of the Constitution of India for their involvement in anti-national activities.

These employees include Tanveer Saleem Dar, constable in Auxiliary Wing of J&K Poilce, Syed Iftikhar Andrabi, VLW, Rural Development Department (Panchayat Secretary), Irshad Ahmad Khan, Orderly cum Chowkidar in Jal Shakti Department, Baramulla, Afaq Ahmad Wani, Manager Baramulla Central Cooperative Bank Ltd, and Abdul Momin Peer, Assistant lineman, PHE Sub Division Handawra. Their dismissal was recommended by a Committee constituted vide Government Order Number 738-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 30.07.2020 after scrutinizing the inputs, records and cognizable material.

It may be mentioned that Article 311 of the Constitution of India, provides for dismissal of a person employed in civil capacities under Union or a State. The activities of these employees had come to the adverse notice of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as they have been found involved in activities prejudicial to the interests of the security of the State.

An official handout said that Tanveer Saleem Dar has always subscribed to the secessionist and radical ideology. He has been found involved in a number of terror activities and an active courier of the militant outfits. He is figuring in Case FIR No. 114/2003 U/S 302,307,120-B etc. He is also figuring in case FIR No. 145/2003 U/S 302, 307 , 120-B registered with PS KothiBagh Srinagar.

Syed Iftikhar Andrabi has worked as OGW for LeT and Hizbul Mujahidin. He had developed close links with POK based terrorists and got involved in Narco terror financing. He can be described as a double agent as he maintained very close relations with Indian Law Enforcement agencies .He is also figuring in case FIR No. 183/2020, PS Handwara which has been transferred to NIA.

Irshad Ahmad Khan has been found involved in helping terrorists in carrying out terror activities . He has been found involved in facilitating terrorists to move out of India . He is figuring in case FIR, No 201/2013 U/S 7/27, 307, 109 , Case FIR No. 101/2015, U/S 307. Case FIR No106/2015 and case FIR no. 336/2017 U/S 13 ULAP .

Afaq Ahmad Wani has been part of a Narco Terror module . He is involved in Case FIR No. 183/2020 U/S 8/21, NDPS Act , PS Handwara. A large amount of cash and Heroin has been recovered from his possession. He is involved in sale, purchase, transportation, warehousing and possession of narcotic drug Heroin.

Abdul Momin Peer, involved in narco terror financing, has been part of the distribution network . He has visited Pakistan in 2016 & 2017 with the aim of developing an understanding of the broader objectives of terror–separatist campaigns. A huge recovery of Heroin has been made from his possession . He is co-accused in case FIR.No.183/2020 , PS, Handwara, said the handout.
With this, as many as 44 Government Officials have been dismissed, invoking provisions of Article 311of constitution of India, in Jammu and Kashmir, so far.

“Acting tough on such elements, Government has adopted a Zero tolerance policy towards anti-national elements who have been taking refuge as being associated with the Government machinery. In future also Government will not hesitate in taking stern actions against these antinational elements,” said the handout.


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