2 govt officials suspended

DDC Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana has suspended two government officials for allegedly taking part in vandalising the DC Office Complex Kishtwar here on Saturday.

The suspended officials were identified as Satya Bushan Sharma, Teacher, HS Nagbhatna presently attached in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kishtwar and  Tilak Raj, Forester, Nagseni, Range C/O DFO Kishtwar.

An order issued by the DDC in this regard reads: “A strong protest was held on 27-04-2019 inside DC Office Complex, Kishtwar led by members of Sanathan Dharam Sabha Kishtwar in which a large number of men and women participated.”

The protestors raised slogans against the state administration for its failure to arrest the culprits responsible for the murder of RSS leader Chander Kant Sharma and his PSO who were murdered on 09-04-2019 at district hospital Kishtwar by some unidentified gunmen.

“During the procession some miscreants broke down the window panes and door glasses, etc and also damaged  record files besides window panes of two vehicles of government officers in which two aforesaid govt officials were found involved in vandalising the govt property, which amounts to grave misconduct on the part of the erring officials and warrants the invocation of action in accordance with the provision of J&K (Classification, Control and Appeal Rules) of 1956 read with the J&K Govt Employees (Conduct) Rules 1971.”

Acting tough against the erring officials, the DDC Kishtwar suspended the two officials with immediate effect. “The erring officials shall remain attached in the offices of CEO, Kishtwar and DFO, Kishtwar respectively during the suspension period.”

Meanwhile, Pawan Kumar Parihar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar has been appointed as an enquiry officer to conduct  enquiry into the matter and furnish the report  within fifteen days positively.