SRINAGAR: The forest department suspended a forest employee for wearing a Pheran (a Kashmiri traditional outfit) during duty hours in Langate area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

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The divisional forest officer(DFO), Langate forest fivision in an suspension order states that during his surprise inspection of Forest Check-post Langate on 17.02.2024 at 12:25 pm one forest official namely Bashir Ahmad Dobhi, Forest Guard was found wearing with pheran and looking like a shepherd.

He said that the territorial forest officials are part of a disciplined force and are always duty bound to wear proper dress code while performing their duties at sensitive postings.

“Therefore, pending departmental enquiry Bashir Ahmad Dobhi, Forest Guard is hereby placed under suspension at attached with Range Office Rafiabad with immediate effect,” he said.

The order also said that the Range Officer Mawar shall make an internal arrangements in place of the suspended official till suitable staff is posted in the said check-post.

 

 

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