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J&K govt sacks 11 employees including two sons of top Hizbul commander

The employees were sacked for 'anti-national and terrorist activities'

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The J&K government on Saturday said it has sacked 11 government employees including two sons of chief commander of militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin for their “alleged  involvement in anti-national and terrorist activities”. 

Salahuddin is the most wanted militant in Kashmir. The Pakistan-based 72-year-old chief of Hizbul Mujahideen is the longest serving commander in Jammu and Kashmir.   

A government statement said the designated committee in the Union Territory (UT) constituted for scrutinising and recommending cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India, in its second and fourth meeting, recommended three and eight cases respectively for dismissal from the government service.

“Three officials recommended for dismissal in the second meeting of the committee pertain to an orderly of ITI, Kupwara who was an Over Ground Worker of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba,’’ the statement said. “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 statement said two teachers from Anantnag district have been found involved in anti-national activities including participating, supporting and propagating secessionist ideology of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM).

“The eight government employees recommended for dismissal in the fourth meeting of the committee include two constables of Jammu Kashmir Police who have supported terrorism from within the police department and provided inside information to the terrorists, as also logistic support,’’ it said. “One constable, Abdul Rashid Shigan, has himself executed attacks on the security forces.

Sons of Salahuddin, Syed Ahmed Shakeel and Shahid Yousf, have been axed for terror funding.

It said the NIA has tracked ‘terror funding’ trails of both the persons who have been found involved in raising, receiving, collecting, and transferring funds through hawala transaction for ‘terror activities' of Hizbul Mujahideen.

It said another employee with a terror link is Naaz Mhammad Allaie, an orderly of the health department. “He is an Over Ground Worker of Hizbul Mujahideen and has a history of direct involvement in terrorist activities.” 

It said “two dreaded terrorists’’ were harboured by him at his residence.

Two employees of the education department, Jabbar Ahmad Paray and Nisar Ahmad Tantray, were terminated for involvement in furthering the secessionist agenda unleashed by Jamaat-e-Islami ideologists.

It said Shaheen Ahmad Lone, an inspector in the Power Department, has been found involved in smuggling and transporting arms for the Hizbul Mujahideen. It said he was found traveling with “two terrorists” on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway carrying arms, ammunition and explosives in January last year.

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