J&K Govt Sacks Karate’s Wife, HM Chief’s Son & 2 Others 

| Updated: 13 August, 2022 11:52 am IST
Bitta Karate and his wife Assabah-ul-Arjamand Khan. Karate killed several Kashmiri Pandits during the rise of terrorism in the 90s.

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has sacked four of its employees, including wife of terrorist Bitta Karate and the son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, for their involvement in anti-national and terror activities.

Karate’s wife Assabah-ul-Arjamand Khan, an officer in the Directorate of Rural Development, and Salahuddin’s son Syed Abdul Mueed, a manager at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute, have been dismissed from service under Article 311 of the Constitution.

Article 311 of the Constitution provides for the dismissal of a person employed in civil capacities.

“The activities of these employees had come to the notice of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as they have been found involved in activities prejudicial to the interests of the security of the State,” officials said.

The two others include Muheet Ahmad Bhat, a computer scientist at the University of Kashmir and Majid Hussain Qadri, a senior assistant professor at the university.

These government employees have been sacked on the recommendation of a committee set up by the Lieutenant Governor in July 2020 for scrutinising inputs, records and cognizable material related to persons involved in secessionist activities.

Karate’s wife Assabah had provided false information for seeking a passport and was associated with foreigners indexed by Indian security and intelligence agencies to be on the payrolls of Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). She also allegedly ferried consignments of money for funding anti-India activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Muheet Ahmad Bhat has been found involved in propagating the secessionist agenda at the University of Kashmir by radicalising the students for advancing the agenda of Pakistan and its proxies.

Majid Hussain Qadri has a long association with terror organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). He had been earlier booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and named in various FIRs registered related to terror cases.

Syed Abdul Mueed has been found involved in three terror attacks on the complex of the Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute – where he was serving as a manager – at Sempora in Pampore.

Mueed’s presence in the institution has increased sympathy for the secessionist forces, people in the know of the matter said.

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