Ahad Jan terminated
Srinagar, Feb 10: Ahad Jan, the police constable who threw a shoe at Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during an I-Day parade on August 15 last year, has been dismissed from service.
Jan, who is currently in Jammu, told PBI that the authorities had sent a dismiss order (no. 37 of 2/ 2011 dated 19/1/2011) issued by DIG South Kashmir, to his home in Ajas Bandipora late Wednesday.
“For over one week now, I have been trying to get in touch with the Chief Minister as he had promised to reinstate me,” he said.
He said that dismissal order was sent to his residence. It stated: “Dismissed from service with effect from 22-5-2010’.”
On August 18 last year, Omar had called Ahad Jan to his residence and had given him a patient hearing.
“Omar during the meeting at his residence in Srinagar had promised me that all cases against me will be withdrawn and my service will be restored,” Jan said.
The cop, who police maintained is a mentally unfit, was released on Omar Abdullah’s order.
Pertinently, Jan was taken into custody immediately after he hurled a brown shoe towards the Chief Minister while he was taking the salute from marching contingents after unfurling the tricolour during the official I-Day function here on August 15 last.
Soon after the incident, Jan become an instant hero among large sections of the people who fond his act brave. In-fact, thousands of people gathered at his home in north Kashmir and celebrated by beating drums and shouting slogans—“`Teri Jan, meri Jan – Ahad Jan Ahad Jan”. (PBI)
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 IST
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