Irrigation dept officials suspended for ‘allowing’ encroachment in Sopore

Sopore: Two senior officials of Irrigation and Flood Control Department were suspended on Wednesday for allowing encroachment in the Sopore town.
Commissioner Secretary PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Farooq Ahmad Shah suspended two AEE Division Sopore Din Mohammad and JEE Mohammud Yasin for allowing the encroachment in the area.
Shah confirmed to Kashmir Reader that both officials were suspended on charges of allowing encroachment in the town.
“The department had already issued instructions to remove encroachments on canals, river beds with in fifteen days. These officials failed to do it even after passing this period, so they were suspended and the departmental inquiry has been taken up,” he said.
He warned officials of actions in case they are found involved in illegal activities.