Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr. Raghav Langer has suspended 4 government employees for vitiating DDC, Panchayat by-elections in Pulwama.
According to reports, these employees were found guilty of supporting/indulging in election campaigns and daunting voters during the ongoing Sarpanch/Panch by-elections and DDC elections, which is against the notice issued by the District Election Office.
The order issued states that any attempt to vitiate the election process can’t be allowed under the explicit provisions of J&K Representation of People’s Act, 1951, J&K Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 and Government order no. 31JK (GAD) of 2020 dated November 22.
Deputy District Election Officer has been appointed as Inquiry Officer to conduct enquiry into the matter and present charge sheet to the concerned officials within 15 days.