J&K Government sacks three employees including the Public Relations Officer of Kashmir University

The number of government servants sacked under Article 311 (2) has climbed to 52

The number of government servants sacked under Article 311 (2) has climbed to 52
The number of government servants sacked under Article 311 (2) has climbed to 52

Employees were involved in secessionist activities and had terror links: JK Govt

Services of a Public Relations Officer at the University of Kashmir along with a policeman and an employee of the Revenue Department have been terminated by the Jammu and Kashmir government with immediate effect.

All three employees were allegedly involved in secessionist activities and had terror links.

The J&K government invoked Article 311 (2) (c) of the Constitution of India to sack the three government employees after a painstaking investigation clearly established that they were acting on behalf of Pakistan ISI and the terror outfits.

These employees have been identified as Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the University of Kashmir Faheem Aslam, Revenue Department Officer, Murawath Hussain Mir, and Police Constable Arshid Ahmad Thoker.

So far 52 employees have been sacked for their link with terror outfits in Jammu and Kashmir.

Recently, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha terminated two doctors, Dr. Nighat Shaheen Chilloo and Dr. Bilal Ahmad Dalal, who had hatched a conspiracy with PAK ISI, terror outfits, and its assets within Kashmir to falsify the post-mortem report of Asiya and Neelofar of Shopian, who had unfortunately died by accidental drowning on 29th May 2009.

In August last year, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha sacked Ms. Assabah-ul-Arjamand, a KAS officer and wife of dreaded terrorist, Bitta Karate. Assabah had developed deep links with secessionist-terrorist networks, especially JKLF, within and outside the country.

According to official sources, “Faheem Aslam (PRO, University of Kashmir) was working as a key propagandist for terrorists and terror outfits in Kashmir Valley. He is a diehard secessionist who not only subscribes to and endorses the secessionist ideology, but has been a key propagandist for terrorists and terror outfits in Kashmir Valley”.

Faheem Aslam was inducted into the Kashmir University in August 2008 as a contractual employee and subsequently, he was confirmed.

According to the dossier prepared by the UT administration, “Faheem’s appointment was done without any public advertisement, interview, and police verification”.

For a long time, Aslam was regularly writing columns in a local daily and also propagating secessionist ideology via posting social media posts.

Official sources revealed Faheem Aslam had deleted several posts, which campaigned for the secession of J&K and its merger with Pakistan, after the abrogation of Article 370. During the course of the investigation, these posts have been retrieved, depicting beyond doubt that he is a hardcore Pak Embedded High-Value Asset (PEHVA) of Terror Outfits, responsible for promoting and glamorizing terrorism.

On the other hand, policeman Arshid Ahmad Thoker was recruited as a constable in Jammu and Kashmir Police, first in Armed Police in 2006 and later in Executive Police in 2009.

After completing his Basic Recruitment Training Course (BRTC) at the Lethpora police training centre, he ‘managed’ his transfer to District Srinagar and remained mostly attached as PSO/ Driver with different police/ civil officers and protectees.

Arshid came in contact with a hardcore Over Ground Worker (OGW) of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, aka RK, son of Mohammad Kamal Ganie resident of Sheikhpora Wathoora, Budgam.

Official sources claimed, “Mushtaq introduced Arshid to the JeM network and thus he became an indispensable conduit and logistic supporter for this dreaded terrorist outfit in Budgam and Pulwama, especially in Chadoora-Kakapora axis.

According to police records, Arshid was arrested along with terror associates on 31 May 2020 during checking at a police check post near Dooniwari Bridge.

“The following recoveries were made from the possession of Arshid and others: – One Chinese Pistol with Pistol Magazine – Four Pistol Rounds – One Hand Grenade – Indian Currency of Rs.1,55,000 and 1 Kilogram of Heroine. This was a clear case of narco-terrorism and the liability of Arshid in this case makes him a high-grade narco-terrorist.

The cash recovered from Arshid and his associates was intended to be used for the purpose of terrorism. He also used vehicles to facilitate/ ferry the JeM terrorists.

“Further involvement of Arshid surfaced on 24.06.2022 when two persons namely Younis Manzoor Waza S/o Manzoor Ahmad Waza R/o Wathoora Chadoora, Budgam and Mehboob Ahmad Sheikh S/o Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh R/o Bonhar Wathoora, Budgam were arrested by Police along with two vehicles.

The arrestees disclosed that these vehicles have been purchased from the proceeds of narcotics provided by Arshid. They also disclosed that they were on their way to deliver these two vehicles to terrorists for some terror activity they were unaware of“.
Instead of helping the department in fighting terror which he was mandated for, he chose to be a mole and a collaborator and betrayed his oath and uniform. Arshid’s disloyalty towards the nation and department by becoming an accomplice and OGW of the JeM terror outfit has wreaked colossal damage on the department.”

Murawath Hussain Mir (Revenue Officer) was appointed as a Junior Assistant in 1985 in the Revenue Department. He got thickly involved in terrorism as soon as the Pakistan-sponsored terrorist and secessionist campaign commenced in J&K in 1990.

Not only he became ideologically a hardcore proponent of secessionist mythos, but he was also a point man for several proscribed terror outfits like Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and J&K Liberation Front (JKLF), allowing them free access to interfere in the affairs of Tehsil office of Pampore.

Sources said, Murawath was a conduit for terrorists to extort monthly ‘donations’ from fellow employees. “As it is a known fact that terrorist outfits in the early 1990s would collect monthly funds from government employees on their salary day, the deductions came to be sort of institutionalized wherein cashiers and accountants of almost all departments of the government routinely did this. He would be the main facilitator for such extortions in the Tehsil offices of Pampore and Tral,” sources said.

Murawath Hussain did not restrict himself to being an extortion facilitator for terrorist outfits. “Eventually, he evolved as one of the most important and trustworthy over-ground workers (OGW) for both HM and JKLF, getting baptized in active terrorism, with total commitment.

He abundantly misused his government position and close proximity with magistracy. While arranging logistics for terrorists and transporting weapons/ ammunition, Murawath Hussain would navigate police/ SF checkpoints by virtue of his identity as a member of local magisterial setup,” Sources further added. The investigation has revealed that in October 1995, he was arrested by security forces in Rajbagh, Srinagar along with 4 other terrorists of HM and JKLF. The interrogation then revealed that they were planning to blow up a vital installation in Srinagar city for which they had arranged a substantial quantity of explosives/ bombs which was later recovered from their possession. “Murawath was behind bars for only 8 months before getting released and managing re-entry into the government.

Murawath Hussain Mir also managed to get the admission of his son Haris Murawath to MBBS in Pakistan with the blessings of the United Jihad Council and its proxies in Kashmir. “In 2007, Murawath Hussain founded the Falah-e-Behbood committee in Pampore town and became its founding president and continues to be so till date. Intelligence inputs suggest that this committee has played an important role during public unrests of 2008, 2010, 2016,” Sources added.

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