The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has suspended five officials pending an investigation against them.
According to three separate orders, those suspended include Ilyas Ahmad Sheikh Ward Officer and Nissar Ahmad Mir, Jr. Building Inspector (Ward.No.190; Mst Nighat Ara, I/C Ward Officer Ward No 20 (then Ward Officer, Ward No. 18) and Mr. Hafizullah Parray, Building Inspector (Ward No. 18), and Mst Nighat Jan, Principal Building Inspector (Ward No. 08 (then Building Inspector, Ward No. 13).
Investigators, according to orders, copies, were asked to immediately charge the suspended officials and provide a report with “clear remarks and recommendations”. Although no specific allegation was mentioned in the orders, the civil servants were suspended under Rule 31(a) of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service (Classification, Review and Appeal) Rules, 1956 .
SMC Commissioner Athar Amir Khan said: “We have made it clear to everyone who works here that corruption or any type of dereliction of duty will not be tolerated. Perform or leave. That’s it.”