Kashmir: Hizbul chief's son, Bitta Karate's wife among four who lose govt jobs due to terror links
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has removed the services of four government employees, including terror accused Bitta Karate's wife and terror group Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin's son, for having terror links, media reports said on Saturday.
Assbah Arzoomand Khan, the wife of top Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front terrorist Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate, is a 2011 batch Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS) officer.
Muheet Ahmad Bhat, Scientist-D, working with Kashmir University; Majid Hussain Qadri, Senior Assistant Professor, Kashmir University, and Syed Abdul Mueed, Manager IT, Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), were all removed by invoking Article 311 of the Constitution of India, reports NDTV.
According to the government, Assbah Arzoomand Khan was dismissed as during investigations done by the Union Territory administration, it came to light that she was a secessionist having deep ties with terrorist outfits and the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, the Indian news channel reported.
"She came in the spotlight during Karate's trial. Assabah first got a job at Sher e Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology, Kashmir in 2003. Her appointment was allegedly backdoor and appeared to have been managed by someone in the administration," a senior officer told NDTV.
"While she was absent from work, she travelled to Germany, the UK, Helsinki (Finland), Sri Lanka and Thailand," he added.
The probe also revealed that she was working as a courier for the JKLF.
"Muheet was an executive member of the Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) from 2017 to 2019 and its President from 2017 to 2019. He played a key role in organising student protests and street protests in 2016 in which many youngsters died," explained an official who is part of the probe.