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Govt terminates services of Public Prosecutors, APPs

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Srinagar, Jun 12: Government has terminated services of all Public Prosecutors (APs) and Additional Public Prosecutors (APPs) working in various courts across the state.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub- (1) of section 492 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Samvat, 1989 read with sub-rule (3) of rule 21 of the Jammu and Kashmir Law Officers (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2016, the Government hereby terminates the services of all the Public Prosecutors/ Additional Public Prosecutors working in various Courts across the State, with immediate effect,” a notification issued by Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs reads.

Accordingly, all concerned senior Prosecuting Officers/Chief Prosecuting Officers of the Police department shall look after the criminal work in the respective Principal Sessions Courts/Additional Sessions Courts, till further orders, the notification states.

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