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Thursday, September 23, 2021

J-K police sacked 6 'house spies', had links with terrorists

Six employees of the Jammu and Kashmir government, including two policemen, were sacked on Wednesday over their alleged links with terrorists. With this, the total number of employees dismissed in the last six months has gone up to 25. Officials gave this information.

The General Administration Department said in an order regarding the dismissal of six employees, the Lieutenant Governor is satisfied after considering the facts and circumstances of the case. As per the available information, the activities of these employees were such that they could be dismissed from service. Action was taken against these employees for having contact with terrorists and working for them.

Abdul Hamid Wani, Teacher: The accused employees include Abdul Hamid Wani, a resident of Bijbehara, Anantnag, who was working as a teacher. According to officials, before joining government service, Wani was the district commander of the now defunct terrorist outfit, Allah Tigers. It is alleged that Wani took advantage of the influence of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami to get employment without any selection process. He was one of the key speakers and organizers during the 2016 agitation following the death of Burhan Wani, the face of the banned terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen. It is also alleged that he propagated separatist ideology.

Zafar Hussain Butt, Police Constable: Police constable Zafar Hussain Butt, resident of Kishtwar in Jammu region, was arrested by the police. The NIA had filed a chargesheet in an arms trade case. Butt is currently out on bail and it is alleged that he had given his car to Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and helped them in their safe movement.

Mohammad Rafi Butt: Mohammad Rafi Butt, a resident of Kishtwar and junior assistant in the Roads and Buildings Department, has been sacked for providing logistical support to Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Kishtwar and helping in carrying out terrorist activities. His name is also mentioned in the FIR registered by the NIA. He has been arrested and is currently out on bail.

Liaquat Ali Kakroo: Liaquat Ali Kakroo, a resident of Baramulla in North Kashmir, was arrested in 2001 which revealed that he was a locally trained terrorist. He was working as a teacher since 1983. An explosive substance was found in his possession and he was booked under the Public Safety Act in 2002. He was later acquitted by the court.

Tariq Mahmood Kohli, Range Officer: Tariq Mahmood Kohli, a resident of Poonch and working as a Range Officer in the Forest Department, was sacked for his involvement in smuggling of fake Indian currency notes, illegal arms and narcotics from Pakistan. He is accused of being in contact with active terrorists.

Shaukat Ahmed Khan, Police Constable: Another police constable, Shaukat Ahmed Khan, a resident of Budgam in central Kashmir has also been dismissed. He is accused of robbing a weapon from the house of a member of the Legislative Council. He was posted as a personal security guard to a member of the Legislative Council.

Action was taken on these earlier

Earlier, 11 employees, including two sons of the Hizbul Mujahideen chief, were dismissed from service on July 11. Prior to that in April-May, the administration had sacked seven employees including DSP Davinder Singh. Singh was apprehended along with a wanted terrorist and two others. Idris Jan, a teacher from Kupwara district, was the first government employee to be dismissed from service on May 1 for anti-national activities.