2 Govt employees suspended for creating ruckus in CM’s outreach programme
Taking strong note of some persons to create ruckus and chaos by instigating people during recent Public Outreach Programme of the Chief Minister in Rajouri, authorities have placed two employees under suspension while investigation has been started into the incident.
Action has been initiated by the authorities after examining the video wherein a group of around 20 persons was seen as attempting to breach security and create ruckus in the waiting area of public outreach programme venue.
Administration informed that during investigation, it came to fore that one Rashid Iqbal son of Mohd Iqbal resident of Gurdan was apparently leading the sloganeering and has been identified as a ration dealer of FCS&CA Department at Gurdan. He has been placed under suspension.
Another government employee Junaid Choudhary, Civil Helper in department of Irrigation & Flood Control, who is seen on camera shouting slogans at the venue, has also been placed under suspension, said administration.
He was earlier also found involved in an incident in the department.
Meanwhile, police have started investigation into the matter and stringent action in the matter is likely to follow.
More than a dozen people identified in the video indulging in breach of security and attempting to create ruckus are being called for questioning as the investigation proceeds, said administration.
Prominent seen in the video creating chaos include Reyaz Ahmed, Dr. Sharief Chouhan, SA Shawl, Javed Mirza, Rashid Iqbal, Junaid Choudhary, Jalal Din Shopkeeper, Haji Razaq Ahmed and Rafiq Ahmed among others.
Pertinent here to mention that these men made an attempt to create ruckus on the second security checking gate in the Hon'ble CM programme in Rajouri Dak Bungalow on 23rd Dec.
However, due to timely intervention by district administration officers and magistrates present there, situation was kept under control and people involved in ruckus were dispersed.
At the time of chaos created by these men, more than three thousand people were present there and instigation on their part could have led to serious law and order problem including stampede that could have pose serious threat for human lives.
Besides action stated above, authorities are considering detention of some 2-3 persons under a stringent Act.
Meanwhile, Ration depot operated by the accused Rashid Iqbal has been sealed and material record indicating misappropriation and over-pricing has also been sealed.
AD FCS&CS has assigned the charge of Gurdan ration depot to Gul Mohammad, ration dealer of adjoining FPS.