Man commits suicide over transfer order in Anantnag

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Anantnag: Shockwaves spread outside the Municipal Council office in Anantnag on Saturday after an employee Abdul Majeed Sheikh of Deva Colony attempted suicide over a ‘blatant’ transfer order.

Majeed, president of Safai Karam Chari Union had gone to the Executive Officer’s office with demands of the daily wagers where he was told to leave the office “as he has been transferred” to Qazigund with an immediate effect.

Once walking out of the office, he consumed some poisonous substance and was immediately shifted to the District Hospital where, in a very critical condition, he was referred to SKIMS Srinagar.

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When contacted, the Executive Officer of Municipality Anantnag, Nayeem Ahmed distanced himself from the development. “The transfer orders come from the Director’s office, not from mine,” he said.

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