60 J&K govt employees arrested for fuelling unrest in Valley
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Last Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:44
  
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested 60 government employees, out of a total of 135, who were allegedly involved in fuelling the recent unrest in the Valley.

"We have identified 135 government employees and 60-odd have been arrested so far," Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, S M Sahai told reporters here.

He was responding to a question about the involvement of some government employees in the five-month unrest which left over 100 persons dead and thousands of others injured.

Sahai said seven employees have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) which provides for detention of a person upto two years without trial.

"We have sent our recommendations (to the government) and hope that disciplinary action will be taken (against the erring employees)," the IGP said.

Sahai said investigations have revealed that some anti-social and criminal elements had also taken advantage of the law and order problems in the hope of escaping the dragnet of the police.

"There are several incidents of arson in which people indulging in cultivation and illicit trade of bhang and fuki (intoxicants) were involved," he said.

PTI


First Published: Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:44


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