Recruitment scam: SSP rank officer suspended in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 17 (Agency) A Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), who was working as a board member for recruitment of constables in two J&K border battalions, was suspended for exhibiting conduct ‘unbecoming of an officer’. “Disciplinary proceedings are contemplated by the Government against Maqsood ul Zaman, JKPS, Commandant IR-8th Battalion, for exhibiting conduct unbecoming of an officer, in his capacity as Member, Recruitment Board, for recruitment against the posts of Constables for two Border Battalions,” an order issued by the J&K Home department read.

“Therefore, in the exercise of powers under Rule 31 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956, Zaman is placed under suspension, with immediate effect,” it said. It said that during the period of suspension, the officer would remain attached with the Police Headquarters and shall be paid subsistence allowance and DA, as admissible in terms of Article 108-A of the J&K, CSR, 1956.