Why did you act against Handwara girl’s father? DC asks Xen

Posted: May 6, 2016 in Human Rights, Violence against Women, Women Rights

Ranjan has issued two letters after this newspaper carried the report of suspension of the father of the girl. The suspension of the girl was confirmed to Greater Kashmir by Executive Engineer R&B Handwara.


Srinagar, Publish Date: May 6 2016 


Why did you act against Handwara girl’s father? DC asks XenFile Photo

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Kumar Rajiv Ranjan, has asked Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings Department to explain why he ‘acted swiftly’ against the father of the girl allegedly molested by a soldier in Handwara. At the same time, the DC has said that the girl’s father has not been suspended from service.
Ranjan has issued two letters after this newspaper carried the report of suspension of the father of the girl. The suspension of the girl was confirmed to Greater Kashmir by Executive Engineer R&B Handwara.
The DC vide letter number DCK /PS/2016 -09-706 dated 04-05-2016 has sought explanation from Executive Engineer R&B Division Handwara. “It has come to the notice of undersigned that from last one year, no action has been taken by you against any subordinate officials especially coolies for
showing negligence towards their duties by remaining absent and everyone is knowing that coollies of your jurisdiction remain absent,” reads the letter.
The order adds, “But in case of Muhammad AkberGanie, Roader Worker R/o Handwara, you and your office acted swiftly which shows malafide intention on your part to keep the Handwara incident boiling.”
The letter further reads: “In view of the above, you are asked to explain your position within three days as why lodging of FIR /action as warranted under law shall not be initiated against you for your malafide intentions, failing which it shall be presumed that you have nothing to say in your defense.”
In another letter vide number DCK/PS/2016-36/718-23 Dated 04-05-2016, the DC says that the girl’s father has not been suspended as reported in this newspaper. He has also said that Army is part of FIR registered in Handwara killings.
The letter reads that the report sought from Executive Engineer R&B Division Handwara vide number 651-53 dated 04-05-2016 reflects that concerned official has not been put under suspension.
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