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2 Cops Among 5 J&K Govt Employees Sacked For Terror Links

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By: Aakash Ahmad
Updated: March 30, 2022 18:48
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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday terminated the services of five of its employees including two policemen for allegedly having links with terror outfits.

The five employees, who have been terminated under Article 311(2)(C) of the Constitution, include two policemen, a computer operator, a teacher, one nursing orderly with J&K health department. Article 311 deals with ‘dismissal, removal or reduction in rank of persons employed in civil capacities under the Union or a State’.

The five persons are: police constables Tawseef Ahmed Mir (Baramulla) and Shahid Hussain Rather (Srinagar), computer operator Ghulam Hassan Parray (Awantipora), teacher Arshid Ahmad Das, and nursing orderly of Sharafat Ali Khan (Kupwara).

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Official sources told The New Indian that the two policemen were actively working for terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. “He had even tried to kill two of his colleagues in the police,” sources said.

Sources said that the father of constable Tawseef was a terrorist of Al-Jihad outfit. “He was killed during an encounter in 1997,” they said, adding that Tawseef joined the police force but covertly started working for terror outfits.

Computer operator Ghulam Hassan Parray, an active member of Jamat-e-Islami (JeI), was close aide of late pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, sources stated. He was organiser of violent protests in Srinagar city.

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Teacher Arshid Ahmad is also a member of JeI and terror outfit Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen.

Shahid Hussain Rather, another constable, was involved transporting arms and ammunition for terrorists operating across the Kashmir Valley. He used to transport arms from Uri sector in north Kashmir.

Sharafat Ali Khan, the nursing orderly, was actively involved in transporting terrorists from one place to another and in the circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN).

Since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, the J&K government has issued several executive orders that were directed towards ensuring that government departments are free of employees with suspect loyalties.

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