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Guv orders removal of munsiff

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has ordered the removal of a munsiff, accused of causing loss to the state exchequer by charging insufficient stamp duty, from service on the recommendation of the state high court.

"...The governor, after having considered and accepted the recommendation of the Hon'ble High Court is pleased to order the removal of Shri Javed Ahmad Naik, munsiff, from services with immediate effect," an order issued by the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday read.

A full court of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, after considering Naik's response to the charges against him, had recommended to the governor removal of the munsiff from service.

Naik, placed under suspension in 2013, was accused of charging insufficient stamp duty, thereby causing loss to the state exchequer.

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