The J&K administration said Saturday it had dismissed 11 government employees, including two sons of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and two police constables, for their alleged terror links and support to terrorism.
Official sources said a designated committee for scrutinising and recommending cases under Article 311 (2) (c) of the Constitution of India — it states “where the President or the Governor, as the case may be, is satisfied that in the interest of the security of the State, it is not expedient to hold such inquiry” — in its second and fourth meeting, recommended three and eight cases respectively for their dismissal from government service.
Of the 11 employees dismissed, four are from Anantnag, three from Budgam, one each from Baramulla, Srinagar, Pulwama and Kupwara.
Four were working in the Education Department, two in J&K Police and one each in the departments of Agriculture, Skill Development, Power, SKIMS and Health, sources said.
Of the three employees recommended for dismissal in the second meeting of the committee, one was an ITI orderly in Kupwara who, sources said, was an overground worker of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The sources claimed he was providing information to terrorists on the movement of security forces, and had been abetting and harbouring terrorists to “carry out activities in a clandestine manner”.
Two teachers both from Anantnag district, sources said, were allegedly involved in…