ZEPO Surankote who abused bearded Muslim teacher attached
Jammu: Director School Education Jammu has attached with the office of CEO Rajouri ZEPO Surankote, who had reportedly called a Muslim teacher sporting beard as “biggest militant” and also allegedly desecrated the mosque on her visit to the school in Poonch district last week.
In a viral video, the accused ZEPO, Kamlesh Kumari, was seen calling the teacher, identified by the Imam of the local mosque as Ashiq Hussain, as the “biggest militant” during her visit to the school.
The incident had reportedly taken place at Yaseen Public School, Dundhak Khanikhodi on April 01.
“This man is the biggest militant. Just look at his face…,” Kumari is seen yelling in the video.
Kumari had also allegedly desecrated a Madrassa and two mosques in the vicinity of the school by barging inside wearing shoes.
Quoting an order issued by Director School Education Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma, news agency GNS reported that pending decision on the enquiry report submitted by the enquiry committee constituted by Chief Education Officer, Poonch, Kumari, has been attached in the office of Chief Education Officer, Rajouri with immediate effect till further orders.
Earlier, CEO Poonch had ordered the inquiry against the ZEPO after the incident.
Sub-District Magistrate Surankote Poonch had on April 02 sought an explanation within two days from Kumari after the video went viral on social media.
The SDM had also forwarded the copies of the explanation letter for information to Deputy Commissioner Poonch, SSP Poonch, Director School Education Jammu besides CEO Poonch and ZEO Surankote.