DFO Bhadarwah, 6 forest officials placed under suspension

Government placed under suspension DFO Bhadarwah along with six other forest officers for their alleged failure to protect forest wealth and initiate action against encroachers.

Governor’s Advisor directed Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) under order number OSD(A)/Adv(K) 2019//326, to place Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Bhadarwah, Range Officer (RO) Chiralla, Forester of Jaie Block and all the forest guards posted in compartments 1 to 12 of Chiralla range under suspension and attach them with the office of PCCF till further order.

The PCCF has been asked to hold an enquiry and submit the report to administrative department in a maximum of 10 days time.

It is pertinent to mention here that Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Uzma in their May 12 issue published a report on unabated green felling in Tanta area of Chiralla range and encroachment of forest land especially grazing meadows.

PCCF Suresh Chug could not be contacted for comment for his cell phone was switched off.