Budgam: A Special Police Official (SPO) in Budgam district has announced his resignation from police job on social media.
Yasir Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Hamid Mir, resident of Gundi-Maqsood in Chadoora said that he has been
working as SPO in Budgam district for last one and a half year, but is resigning from the job “on my free will.”
The SPO has circulated copy of a signed affidavit announcing his resignation on social media platforms.
“I am resigning from 21 September. I will now stay home and earn my livelihood by working in agricultural fields and orchards,” Mir said.
“Earlier I was posted in District Police Line (DPL) Budgam with belt no 951/BD. From now onwards, I have nothing to do with the police department as SPO,” Mir added.
The resignation comes in the backdrop of abductions, and killings of policemen and SPOs in south Kashmir. However, it is apparently the first such resignation in Budgam district, even though many such resignations have surfaced in south Kashmir.
In a video message, militants had earlier threatened policemen to quit jobs or face attacks.
Special Police Officers are the casual employees of the Police department who work on monthly consolidated salary of Rs 5000 to Rs 6000.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Budgam) Tijinder Singh told Kashmir Reader that he was not aware of the resignation
“If he is claiming to have resigned, ask him. I don’t know anything,” Singh said.
“If he has any order then his resignation is valid if not then it is useless.”