Srinagar-: Following the arrest of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid Yousuf by the NIA in a terror-funding case, the Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday suspended him from his agriculture department job, officials said.
Yousuf was posted as an agricultural assistant in Budgam of central Kashmir when he was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on October 24.
The officials termed the suspension as routine. Every government servant is deemed to be suspended within 48 hours of his or her arrest under the civil services conduct rules.
However, in this case, the state government had sought some clarifications from the NIA before issuing the order.
The order, which was issued today by Director of Agriculture Altaf Andrabi, said that Yousuf is deemed to have been suspended from the date of his arrest.
Pertinently, Shahid was sent to seven-day judicial custody by an NIA court yesterday.