Authorities to book 130 Govt employees for taking part in pro-freedom protests

Srinagar: Government is mulling to book around 130 government employees under the controversial public safety act, for taking part in pro-freedom protests.

Authorities have identified around 130 government employees for ‘taking part in pro-freedom protests’ and they can be arrested or detained anytime, informed sources told KNS.

They said that government has prepared the list of more than 130 government employees. “These employees have been directly or indirectly taking part in the anti-government and pro-freedom protests,” they said.

“Some of the employees have been also instigating public for protests. Some of them have been witnessed addressing anti-government public rallies,” they added.

One of the officials, wished not to be named, told KNS that first these employees would be arrested against the cases already registered against them in concerned police stations.

“Under rules, they will be put under suspension after being arrested and being remaining for behind the bars for twenty four hours. Subsequently, their services may be terminated as well,” he added.

Sources said that government is also mulling to book several of them under Public safety Act.

In past twenty days, authorities have arrested or detained around 1200 separatist and religious leaders.

Pertinently, police have so far arrested around 6000 persons who have been allegedly taking part in pro-freedom and anti-government protests.

Large number of youth have also been detained under public safety act for allegedly being the part of stone pelting incidents. (KNS)

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