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SMC suspends 5 officials pending inquiry

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Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has placed five officials under suspension pending inquiry against them.

A local news agency KNS reported that according to three separate orders, the suspended officials include Ilyas Ahmad Sheikh Ward Officer, Nissar Ahmad Mir, Jr. Building Inspector (Ward.No.190; Nighat Ara, I/C Ward Officer Ward No 20 (the then Ward Officer, Ward No. 18), Hafizullah Parray, Building Inspector (Ward No. 18), Nighat Jan, Sr Building Inspector (Ward No 08 (the then Building Inspector, Ward No 13).

Syed Abul Qasim, Joint Commissioner (S), SMC has been appointed as Enquiry Officer to probe the allegations against Ilyas Ahmad Sheikh, Nissar Ahmad Mir and Nighat Jan.

The order also reads that I/C Superintending Engineer, Drainage Circle SMC has been appointed as Enquiry Officer with regard to allegations against Nighat Ara and Hafizullah Parray respectively.

The inquiry officers, according to orders have been asked to charge sheet the suspended officials immediately and furnish report with “clear remarks and recommendations.”

While no specific allegations have been mentioned in the orders, the officials have been placed under suspension in terms of Rule 31(a) of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956. (KNS)

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