No security clearance for stone pelters for passport, govt services: J&K Police

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SRINAGAR: The J&K Police’s CID wing has ordered that security clearance required for passport applications and other government services will be denied to all those found involved in stone-pelting or subversive activities.
In an order issued on Saturday, SSP-CID (Special Branch), Kashmir, directed all field units under it to ensure that a person’s involvement in law and order and stonepelting cases and other crime/s “prejudicial to the security of the state” be specifically looked into during the verification process. “The same must be corroborated from the local police station records,” the order read.
The SSP also said digital evidence like CCTV footage, photographs, videos and audio clips and quadcopter images available in the records of the police, security forces and security agencies be also referred during the verification process. “Any person found involved in any such cases must be denied the security clearance,” the order reads.
The J&K administration has already started the process of termination of government employees found involved in anti-national activities or found instigating or helping terrorists. In the past two months, at least 15 employees, including some gazetted officers, have already been sacked from their involvement in anti-national activities. The third such list of such government officials is also likely to issued soon, sources said.
Former deputy chief minister of J&K and senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta welcomed the move. “The step is a befitting response in the direction to teach a lesson of life to anti-social and anti-national elements, he said in Jammu on Sunday. Such an order should have been issued much earlier, he said in a press statement.
Kavinder categorically pointed out that successive governments, both at the Center and in J&K, deliberately gave a long rope to the selected anti-national elements in the region only to satiate their own vested political motives without bothering about the loss which the country and its people had to incur because of such complacency.
He further said that the government should plug-in all the gaps through which the earlier dispensations in the erstwhile state of J&K used to placate and appease the people having separatist mindsets.
(With inputs from Sanjay Khajuria)

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