Hizbul chief’s 2 sons, 9 other J&K staff sacked over terror links | India News

Hizbul chief’s 2 sons, 9 other J&K staff sacked over terror links | India News


NEW DELHI: The J&K administration has sacked two sons of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, who were employed in different departments, under Article 311 for alleged involvement in terror funding cases.
The two are among the 19 J&K government staffers terminated as part of a review undertaken over the past one and a half months of cases under Article 311(2)(c), with a view to rid the UT administration of elements either working clandestinely for or furthering the activities of terrorist outfits, according to officials.
While eight persons, mostly associated with the J&K education department, were sacked earlier, services of 11 government employees have now been terminated “in the interest of the nation”, a source said.
The two sons of Salahuddin — a most-wanted terrorist and subject of an individual ban under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act — are Syed Ahmad Shakeel and Shahid Yousuf. While Shakeel was employed as a laboratory technician in the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Yousuf was working with the agriculture department.
“NIA has tracked terror funding trail of Shakeel and Yousuf who were found to be involved in raising, receiving, collecting and transferring funds through hawala for terror activities of Hizbul Mujahideen,” a source said.
Salahuddin has five sons and two daughters. Javed Yousuf works as a computer operator at Soibugh’s zonal education office, Wahid Yousuf is a doctor at SKIMS and Majid Yousuf is working in an entrepreneurship development institute. Naseema is a government teacher in Budgam and Akhtara an arts teacher at Soibugh.
The J&K administration under LG Manoj Sinha had tasked a designated committee to scrutinise and recommend cases under Article 311
(2)(c). In its second and fourth meetings, it recommended three and eight cases respectively, for dismissal from government service.
Four of the 11 employees dismissed in the latest episode were working in the education department, two in J&K police and one each in agriculture, skill development, power, SKIMS and health departments.
The three officials recommended for dismissal in the second meeting of the panel includes an orderly of ITI, Kupwara, who was an alleged Over Ground Worker (OGW) of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. Two teachers in Anantnag were found participating, supporting and propagating secessionist ideology.
The eight government staffers recommended for dismissal in the fourth meeting of the panel include two J&K police constables who allegedly supported terrorist activities. One constable, Abdul Rashid Shigan, even executed attacks on the security forces.
Another employee with terror links, Naaz Mhammad Allaie, was an orderly of the health department but also worked as an OGW of Hizbul Mujahideen. He had allegedly harboured two dreaded terrorists at his residence.
Two employees of education department, Jabbar Ahmad Paray and Nisar Ahmad Tantray, were allegedly involved in furthering agenda of sponsors from Pakistan.
Shaheen Ahmad Lone, an inspector in the J&K power department, was allegedly smuggling and transporting arms for Hizbul Mujahideen.





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