2 cops, 2 other Govt employees in Kashmir dismissed for terror links

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Srinagar: Demonstrating once again its policy of ‘zero tolerance’ towards terrorism, the Jammu and Kashmir government today dismissed from service 4 employees, including two policemen, after it was found that they were associated with Pakistan-based terrorist organisations.

The four employees are 2 Police Constables, one Teacher in the Education Department and an Assistant Linesman in the Jal Shakti Department.

“The activities of these employees had come to the adverse notice of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as they found them involved in activities prejudicial to the interests of the State, such as involvement in terror related activities,” said the government spokesman in a statement.

Giving details, it said Constable Abdul Rehman Dar of Pulwama district of Kashmir was involved in ferrying of illegal arms and ammunition for the terrorists.

Taking “undue and criminal advantage” of his being a member of the Police force, Dar also provided camouflage uniform cloth and other material to the terrorists, the government spokesman said.

Another Constable Ghulam Rasool Bhat of the same Pulwama district was also found involved in ferrying of illegal arms and ammunition for the terrorists.

“As Kote NCO in the Armory of a district, he was supplying ammunition and weapons to the terrorists for a long time,” the spokesman said.

“He was linked to the terrorist ecosystem, through a network of OGWs, who have been operating at the behest of terrorist outfits based in Pakistan,” the spokesman added.

Anayatullah Shah Pirzada, Assistant Lineman in the Jal Shakti Department, in Baramulla district of Kashmir, is a terrorist associate/overground worker (OGW) of Al-Badr Mujahideen, a proscribed terror outfit, the spokesman said.

He has worked covertly in a variety of ways to support the agenda of terrorists, he added.

Pirzada had direct association with dreaded terrorists like Yousuf Baloch and Tameem, who were the Commanders of Al-Badr Mujahideen, operating at different times in Kashmir, the spokesman said.

He has been involved in various FIRs pertaining to the recovery of satellite phone, hand grenades etc communicating with the terrorists of Al-Badr Mujahideen based in Pakistan, he said.

Shabeer Ahmad Wani, Teacher in the Education Department in Kulgam district, was dismissed as he was found to be an active member of Jamat-e-Islam (JeI), a proscribed separatist association having tangible links with terrorist organization, the spokesman said.

He played a substantial role in strengthening JeI and creating network of people among JeI sympathizers, the spokesman said.

Various FIRs have been registered against Wani because of his direct involvement in inciting and leading an unlawful assembly of mob instigating rioting and violence in D.H. Pora, during the 2016 unrest, he added.

“He continues to be a hardcore OGW of banned terror outfits, in particular the HM and his affiliation has perpetually aided terrorist activities in and around Kulgam, collecting information for facilitating attacks, clandestinely,” the spokesman said.