District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, today suspended two government officials for taking part in ransacking DC office complex Kishtwar during vandalizing of government property during a protest here yesterday in connection with the arrest of miscreants involved in the killing of Chander Kant Sharma and his PSO at District Hospital Kishtwar.
The suspended officials were Satya Bhushan Sharma, Teacher, HS Nagbhatna presently attached in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kishtwar and Tilak Raj, Forester, Nagseni, Range.
The order issued by the DDC, in this regard, reads as, “A strong protest was held on 27-04-2019 inside DC Office Complex, Kishtwar led by members of Sanatan Dharam Sabha Kishtwar in which a large number of men and women participated. The protestors raised slogans against the State Administration for its failure to arrest the culprits responsible behind the killing of Chander Kant Sharma and his PSO at District Hospital Kishtwar by the miscreants. During the procession, some miscreants broke down window and door glasses, Almirahs etc. and also damaged record files besides window panes of two official vehicles in which two aforesaid officials were found involved in vandalizing the government property, which amounts to grave misconduct on the part of the erring Officials and warrants the invocation of action in accordance with the provision of J&K (Classification, Control and Appeal Rules) of 1956 read with the J&K Govt. Employees (Conduct) Rules 1971.”
The order further stated that the erring officials shall remain attached in the offices of CEO, Kishtwar and DFO, Kishtwar respectively during the suspension period.
Moreover, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Pawan Kumar Parihar, has been appointed as enquiry officer for conducting a detailed enquiry into the matter and furnish the report within the next fifteen days.