Walnut tree felling: Tehsildar among several officials suspended in Shopian

Authorities have placed several officials, including a tehsildar, under suspension for alleged dereliction of duty in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

An official told Greater Kashmir on Saturday that Deputy Commissioner Shopian Dr Owais Ahmad suspended Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar, Patwari and Lambardar of Keegam tehsil flowing the unauthorised hacking down of  51 walnut trees  in the area.

They were suspended for remaining silent and not taking any action against the fellers, the official said.

He said the officials were immediately attached with DC office Shopian.