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October 1, 2022

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J&K: Wife of accused of killing Kashmiri Pandits, four including son of Hizbul chief Salauddin lost government jobs

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According to government sources, the four government employees have been dismissed from services due to terror links. Bitta was arrested in the year 2019 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a terror funding case. He is currently in judicial custody.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has taken a major action against terror. The Union Territory government has sacked four government employees including the wife of terrorist Bitta Karate. All four employees have been dismissed from service under Article 311 of the Constitution, which enables the government to dismiss its employees without further investigation.

According to sources, Esba Arjumand Khan, wife of Bitta Karate and an officer of Kashmir Administrative Service, has been sacked by the Jammu and Kashmir government on the instructions of LG Manoj Sinha. She was a 2011 batch KAS officer and a senior officer in the Rural Development Department. She was found to be involved in supporting JKLF.

Along with this, a scientist and an assistant professor of Kashmir University have also been sacked. Abdul Mueed, who was working as a manager in JKEDI, has also been shown the way out. Abdul Mueed is the son of banned Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin. It is alleged that he has been involved in terrorist activities.

Who is bitta karate

The real name of Bitta Karate is Farooq Ahmed Dar. He got his name Bitta Karate because he was trained in martial arts. He has been a member of JKLF, a banned organization of terrorist and separatist leader Yasin Malik. Bitta is an accused in the murder of Kashmiri Pandit Satish Tikku and others. Satish Tikku was assassinated in the year 1990. He was accused of bitta karate. In 1991, Bitta Karate admitted during an interview on a TV channel that he had killed dozens of Kashmiri Pandits, including Satish Tikku, after which Kashmiri Pandits fled the Valley. However, later reversing his confession, Bitta had said that he did not kill anyone and made the said statement under pressure on the TV channel.

Bitta is in jail

Bitta was arrested in the year 2019 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a terror funding case. He is currently in judicial custody. Prior to this, between November 1990 and 2006, he was in jail for nearly 16 years on murder and various other charges. In 2006, the TADA court granted him bail on the ground of inordinate delay in framing of charges against him. The film ‘The Kashmir Files’, which was in the news a few months ago, shows the brutality of terrorist Bitta and the interview that provokes people.

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