Zahid Yaqoob/ Tariq Bhat
Srinagar, Sep 22: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday sacked six of its employees including two police constables, for their links with terrorism and working as over ground workers.
The orders for their dismissal were issued under the recently invoked Article 311 of the Constitution of India in the interest of the security of the state.
The official documents accessed by ANN News reveal that the authorities have prepared the dossier of these employees after thorough investigation and collection of irrefutable evidence.
The dismissed employees are: Liyaqat Ali Kakroo of Nambla Uri in Baramulla district, Andul Hamid Wani of Dupatyar Bijbehara in Anantnag district-both teachers in the School Education Department, Mohd Rafi Butt, Junior Assistant in the Public Works (R&B) Department, a resident of Pochhal in Kishtwar district, Showkat Ahmad Khan of Arath Narbal in Budgam district, a constable in IRP 12th Bn, Jaffar Hussain Bhat of Hunjala in Kishtwar district, a constable in Police Department and Tariq Mehmood Kohli of Chandak Haveli in Poonch district.
Charges/ grounds of dismissal:
Constable Jaffer Butt
The official documents accessed by ANN News reveal that
Jaffer Hussain Butt, Constable, a resident of Hunjalla, Tehsil & District Kishtwar was a part of conspiracy of this weapon loot as he had willingly and knowingly provided logistics support to HM terror.
On 8 March 2019, armed terrorists of Hizb ul Mujahideen (HM) snatched the service rifle AK-47 along with three magazines and 90 live cartridges from Head Constable Daleep Singh from his rented accommodation. The HC was performing the duties as In-Charge Escort with District Magistrate Kishtwar.
Jaffer Hussain Butt was a part of conspiracy of this weapon loot as he had willingly and knowingly provided logistics support to HM terrorists namely Osama Bin Javed @ Osama, Haroon Abbas Wani @ Haroon and Zahid Hussain.
He provided them his car and facilitated their safe movement to target HC Daleep Singh and snatch his service rifle AK-47 from his rented room at Asrarabad Kishtwar.
Soon after having come to know about the incident taking place and sensing trouble, Jaffer Hussain Butt with criminal intention and motive cleverly cooked up a false story and revealed it to his colleagues and senior police officers.
The revealing of false registration number of his vehicle as JK17-2550 instead of JK17-5025 to mislead the Police to circumvent a real-time counter action.
Liyaqat Ali Kakroo
On 17 December 2001, on specific information, the 34th Bn of BSF had laid an ambush in Chan Mohalla Chattabal Srinagar. Liyaqat Ali Kakroo was apprehended by the ambush party along with two hand grenades and 20 numbers of DE-3A sticks (explosive) weighing two Kg from the his possession. It was this incident which exposed him to be a local trained militant (LTM) of HM.
After getting bailed out in case, Kakroo did not stop here. “On 10.06.2002, 12th Bn of SIKH LI while patrolling along Dudran Barnali track in Boniyar Uri apprehended him carrying a large cache of arms, ammunition and explosive including Chinese Pistol, explosive and hand grenades for terrorist activities,” reveals official records.
on 26 April 2021, upon an intelligence input, he along with his associate was arrested in a joint operation carried out by Police and CRPF at Domail Baramulla.
One Chinese grenade each was recovered from him and his associate
Liyaqat resident of Nambla Uri, District Baramulla.
Liyaqat Ali Kakroo remained a local trained militant of HM even in service.
Mohd Rafi Butt
Mohd Rafi Butt, Junior Assistant PWD (R&B) Kishtwar resident of Pochhal, Tehsil & District Kishtwar.
The nexus between Mohd Rafi Butt, and the terrorists in Kishtwar could surface only after one of his associates namely Tariq Hussain Giri was arrested by NIA investigating the case of the killing of a prominent RSS leader Chanderkant and his PSO Rajinder Kumar in the premises of District Hospital Kisthwar on 9th April 2019.
The investigations also revealed that not only did Mohd Rafi Butt provide food and shelter to the HM terrorists but also harboured and transported them from time to time to conceal their designs thereby providing them a safe environment to execute terror plans in Kishtwar. Investigation conducted by NIA revealed that the attack on the RSS leader and his PSO was carried out by three HM terrorists namely Osama Bin Javed @ Osama, Haroon Abbas Wani @ Haroon and Zahid Hussain after proper reconnaissance prior to the attack.
It was also revealed during investigation that this incident was one among the four terror related incidents committed in the period November-2018 to September-2019 by HM terrorist outfit in furtherance of a larger conspiracy to create panic and terror to force the exodus of members of a particular community from district Kishtwar and other areas of erstwhile Doda District.
Constable Showkat Ahmad Khan:
Showkat Ahmad Khan, Selection Grade Constable of resident of Arth, Narbal, District Budgam, as per official records accessed by ANN News, is a notorious and hardcore sympathiser and Over Ground Worker (OGW) of LeT who has brazenly used his position as a police personnel to give a degree of legitimacy to the secessionist agenda against the Indian State in the UT of J&K.
Khan, in utter disregard of his mandate to work for the Police Department which is at the forefront of fighting terrorism, clandestinely got in activities detrimental to the security of the state.
Abdul Hamid Wani:
Abdul Hamid Wani @ Rouf-ul-Islam, Teacher GMS Hunaman Sirigufwara, Anantnag resident of Dupatyar Bijbehara, Anantnag is an ex-terrorist of terrorist outfit Allah Tigers has a prolonged history of having carried practically and actively the ideology of secessionism and separatism in his area.
The gravity of his involvement in secessionism, as per official records, can be gauged from the fact that even being a Government Teacher, he became an active terrorist (District Commander) of terrorist outfit Allah Tigers.
During his active role as a terrorist he was closely associated with another former terrorist turned businessman and member of Jamat-e-Islami (JeI) namely Abdul Aziz Bhat of Arder Anantnag. Wani and his associates extorted a lot of money on gun point from local public for themselves and also to carryout terrorist activities in the area.
Allah Tigers, the small radical terrorist outfit involved in organised armed rebellion against the Indian State and in favour of merger of Kashmir with Pakistan was notoriously infamous for shutting down cinemas, bars and beauty parlours in Kashmir valley. Any one not obeying their diktats was threatened with punishment of death.
Leveraging his JeI affiliation, Abdul Hamid Wani, manipulated the then supervisory authority and obtained an appointment order in his favour in 1988-89.
In other words he never underwent a public selection proceeding and is a case of backdoor appointee.
It was under this thoughtful strategy of JeI to enlarge its mass base, manage financial resources and intrude into the government machinery; particularly school education that Wani got a government job.
Disregarding his service mandate, Wani propagates his ideology of terrorism and secessionism openly while participating in Friday sermons in local mosques, at the time of funerals of killed terrorists and during condolences (Taiziyat) gatherings of civilians in the area “projecting it as oppression by Indian security forces.”