The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir has ordered the suspension of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) Enforcement Officer (EO) in Srinagar for misuse of authority.
In this regard, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir has written a letter to the Commissioner, SMC and has directed to put the concerned official namely Bashir Ahmad Bhat under immediate suspension.
A complaint against the officer in this regard was filed by one Abdul Majeed Mattoo, Abdul Rahim Mattoo and Mohammad Sultan Mattoo sons of Ghulam Mohammad of Arampora Nawa Kadal Srinagar stating that the concerned official was misusing his authority and recently demolished a property without proper orders to settle his score.
In this regard a report was sought from the Patwari concerned to ascertain the factual position, who submitted the same.
Earlier, Excelsior had reported the misuse of power by the concerned official after he ordered the demolition of a property in the Nawa Kadal area. The residents had also expressed anguish over the move and had demanded stern action against the erring official.
“The concerned Enforcement Officer has demolished the property of complainants of his own without obtaining orders from his superiors,” the letter reads.