JK Admin Sacks Police Official, School Principal For Alleged Militancy Links

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday terminated the services of two employees including a deputy superintendent of police who was accused of facilitating a meeting between two youth and an arrested militant commander in Srinagar jail.

Quoting sources news agency KNO reported that the administration today terminated service of Ferroz Ahmad Lone, DSP Jails, and Javid Ahmad Shah, Principal government higher secondary school Bijbehara.

Both have been terminated under the Article 311(2) (C) of the Constitution that gives the administration the power to terminate the services of a government employee without constituting an inquiry against them.

Lone, who was recruited as DSP Prison in 2012, was charged with facilitating a meeting between two youth and an arrested militant commander by the National Investigation Agency.

The DSP jail has been accused of misusing his official position by facilitating issuance of passes to two youth who had come to meet the militant commander in the jail.

“It was in this meeting that a criminal conspiracy was hatched to send the youth to Pakistan for arms training,” officials claimed, adding that both were arrested before crossing over to Pakistan.

According to official sources, Javid, who was appointed as lecturer in 1989, was a sympathizer of Hurriyat and Jamat-e-Islami .

He has been accused of playing a role of an advisor to Hurriyat cadre and JeI working in Bijbehara in 2016 agitation.

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