4 PDA employees suspended for ‘assisting’ illegal encroachers

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By KNO on 04/05/2020.

4 PDA employees suspended for ‘assisting’ illegal encroachers

Anantnag, May 04: Authorities on Monday placed four employees of Pahalgam Development Authority under suspension based on “preliminary inquiry” reports into the involvement in assisting the illegal encroachers to encroach 50 kanals of land at Aru Pahalgam.

According to the order issued by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA), a copy of which lies with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), during the site inspection of CEO PDA along with AEE, JE’s on Monday, it has been observed that some encroachers have illegally encroached upon 50 kanals of land at Aru and as per inquiry four officials have assisted the violator for carrying the illegal fencing on state/forest land.

“In view of pending enquiry into their involvement, four officials are hereby suspended with immediate effect and salary of Junior Engineer concerned for the month of May 2020 is put on hold,” the order reads.

The officials who have been suspended include works supervisor Muhammad Ismail Wani, Road Supervisor Bashir Ahmad Wagay and two SLWs Ghulam Hassan Dar and Mushtaq Ahmad Khan.

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