SRINAGAR — The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered the dismissal of five employees under Article 311 of the Constitution of India for their involvement in anti-national activities.
Article 311 of the Constitution of India provides for the dismissal of a person employed in civil capacities under the Union or a State. The activities of these employees had come to the adverse notice of law enforcement and intelligence agencies as they have been found involved in activities prejudicial to the interests of the security of the State.
The Committee constituted vide Government Order No. 738-JK (GAD) of 2020 dated 30.07.2020 for scrutinizing the inputs, records and cognizable material recommended dismissal of Tanveer Saleem Dar, constable in Auxiliary Wing of J&K Police son of Ghulam Rasool Dar; Syed Iftikhar Andrabi, VLW, Rural Development Department (Panchayat Secretary) son of Syed Atiqulla Andrabi; Irshad Ahmad Khan, Orderly cum Chowkidar in Jal Shakti Department, Baramulla son of Ghulam Ahmad Khan; Afaq Ahmad Wani, Manager Baramulla Central Cooperative Bank Ltd. son of Ghulam Rasool Wani and Abdul Momin Peer, Assistant lineman, PHE Sub Division Handawra son of Mohd Ashraf Peer.
Tanveer Saleem Dar has always subscribed to the secessionist and radical ideology. He has been found involved in a number of ‘terror’ activities and an active courier of militant outfits. He is figuring in case FIR No. 114/2003 U/S 302, 307, 120-B etc. He is also figuring in case FIR No. 145/2003 U/S 302, 307, 120-B registered with PS Kothi Bagh Srinagar.
Syed Iftikhar Andrabi has worked as OGW for LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen. He had developed close links with PoK-based ‘terrorists’ and got involved in ‘narco-terror’ financing. He can be described as a double agent as he maintained very close relations with Indian law enforcement agencies. He is also figuring in case FIR No. 183/2020, Police Station Handwara which has been transferred to NIA.
Irshad Ahmad Khan has been found involved in helping ‘terrorists’ in carrying out ‘terror’ activities. He has been found involved in facilitating ‘terrorists’ to move out of India. He is figuring in case FIR No. 201/2013 U/S 7/27, 307, 109; case FIR No. 101/2015 U/S 307; case FIR No. 106/2015 and case FIR No. 336/2017 U/S 13 ULAP.
Afaq Ahmad Wani has been part of a ‘narco-terror’ module. He is involved in case FIR No. 183/2020 U/S 8/21, NDPS Act, Police Station Handwara. A large amount of cash and Heroin has been recovered from his possession. He is involved in the sale, purchase, transportation, warehousing and possession of the narcotic drug Heroin.
Abdul Momin Peer, involved in ‘narco-terror’ financing, has been part of the distribution network. He visited Pakistan in 2016 and 2017 with the aim of developing an understanding of the broader objectives of ‘terror–separatist’ campaigns. A huge recovery of Heroin has been made from his possession. He is co-accused in case FIR No. 183/2020, Police Station Handwara.
Acting tough on such elements, the government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards anti-national elements who have been taking refuge as being associated with the government machinery. Prior to these five dismissals, 39 government officials have been dismissed, invoking provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution of India.
“In future also, the government will not hesitate in taking stern actions against these anti-national elements,” he said.