Jammu & Kashmir

Waqf Board suspends 31 employees for ‘dereliction of duties’, orders enquiry

Ashmuqam shrine located at the hilltop in district Anantnag. [FPK File Photo/Masroor Ashraf.]

Srinagar: Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board, Dr Syed Darakhshan Andrabi Saturday placed 31 employees under suspension for dereliction of duties at several shrines of Srinagar.

It has been learned that several employees were found unauthorisedly absent when the chairperson carried out the surprise inspection; however, the majority of the employees were suspended for their failure to maintain cleanliness at the shrines, mosques and in associated sanitary complexes/ablution points, a statement said, as per Kashmir News Observer.

The action was taken after Dr Darakhshan visited the shrines of Makhdoom Sahab, Aasari Shareef Hazratbal, and Naqshband Sahib Srinagar.

Tehsildar JK Waqf Board has been directed to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a report within 3 days to the chairperson for further action.

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