Three employees dismissed for anti-national activities

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday dismissed three employees under Article 311 of the Constitution of India for their involvement in anti-national activities.

The activities of these employees had come to the adverse notice of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as they found them involved in activities prejudicial to the interests of the State, such as involvement in militant related activities and drug trafficking.

Manzoor Ahmad Itoo, Junior Engineer (Public Works Department) in PMGSY, Bandipore, Syed Saleem Andrabi, Orderly in Social Welfare Department, Tehsil Handwara, District Kupwara and Mohd. Aurif Sheikh, Teacher in Government Middle School, Pagihalla, Mahore, Reasi are the employees who have been dismissed.

Manzoor Ahmad Itoo had played an important role in mobilizing people in support of the militants and also motivating youth to join militants ranks, which posed a serious threat to the security of the Indian State.

Syed Saleem Andrabi has been found involved in drug trafficking.

Mohd. Aurif Sheikh has been found involved in planting IEDs, on the instructions of militants operating from Pakistan, thus causing loss of human lives and damage to public properties.

Prior to these three dismissals, 44 government officials have been dismissed invoking provisions of Article 311 of Constitution of India.