Jammu & Kashmir

Five government employees dismissed for ‘anti-national’ activities in JK

civil secretariat in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: The administration Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday dismissed five employees for their involvement in the alleged anti-national activities.

According to a statement, 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.

Those who have been dismissed include Tanveer Saleem Dar, constable in Auxiliary Wing of J&K Police, 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.

The statement reads that acting tough on such elements, the administration has adopted a zero tolerance policy towards anti-national elements who have been taking refuge as being associated with the Government machinery.

“Prior to these five dismissals, 39 government officials have been dismissed, invoking provisions of Article 311 of the constitution of India. In future also Government will not hesitate in taking stern actions against these anti-national elements,” it reads.

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