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Know about the two Kupwara teachers who were sacked for anti-India activities

An alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba and All Party Hurriyat Conference worker are the two government teachers from border district Kupwara dismissed from services by Jammu and Kashmir administration in the “interest of the security of the state”.

Two dismissed government teachers dismissed from service are Mohammad Yousuf Ganie, a resident of Trich Village, and Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Dildar Batpora.

Yousuf is an associate of the Hurriyat group who served two Public Safety Acts (PSAs) with at least 8-9 FIRs registered against him and has been accused of being involved in the anti-election campaign.

Sources informed that Yousuf was also allegedly found involved in the anti-election campaign in the district during Panchayat Elections held in Jammu and Kashmir recently, adding that he was often found involved in questionable activities besides provoking people to pelt stones.

“He was detained in almost all the cases registered against him for his involvement in anti-national activities,” reports quoting sources said. “He was detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) in 2016-17 and then again under PSA in 2019 and was later released in 2020 last year.”

Similarly, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh was held last year along with a huge consignment of narcotics and warlike stores and was allegedly working at the behest of Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives based in Pakistan.

Sources said that Bashir Ahmad Sheikh was arrested last year in July along with a huge consignment of narcotics and arms and ammunition at Sadhna Top by armed forces.

Sources said that Bashir was apprehended along with another associate along with 10.2 Kgs of narcotics and recoveries including AK 56 -1, chinse pistol -02, pistol magazine -04, AK Rounds 7.62 – 76, pistol and 20 hand grenades were recovered from their possession.

“Two vehicles including a Balero-207 bearing registration number JK01J-0219 and Santro car JK05B-5471 were also seized during the close coordinated operation by joint forces,” official sources said.

“Bashir was in close touch with the operatives of Lashkar-e-Toiba based in Pakistan and was tasked to supply weapons to the militants in the valley besides trading illegal narcotics for these activities,” they claimed.

Sources revealed that 10.2 kilograms of narcotics illegally traded was recovered from Sheikh which costs Rs 50 crore in the international market.

Earlier Idrees Jan, a teacher of Government Middle School, Kupwara, was dismissed by the J&K government.

Notably, the government last month set up a special STF to identify employees who pose threat to the security of the country or are involved in anti-national activities soon after the committee was constituted to scrutinize and recommend cases under proviso (C) of Article 311(2).

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