Policeman involved in drug trafficking dismissed

Jammu: A police constable, who was booked under the NDPS Act last year, was dismissed from service in Reasi district, an official said on Sunday. Reasi SSP Mohita Sharma ordered the dismissal of selection grade constable Tariq Hussain Shah for prolonged unauthorized absence from duties and alleged involvement in drug trafficking, a police spokesperson said. Shah was booked last year under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at Bakshi Nagar police station in Jammu. Several notices were issued to the erring officer but he failed to report back. The final show cause notice was issued to him by Reasi District Police Headquarters on April 5, 2023.

In his detailed factual report, Sharma found that allegations of violation of police rules and regulations, absenteeism, serious misconduct, indiscipline and negligence against the constable were proved, making him unfit to serve the department. “Strong departmental action of dismissal has been taken after the offending policeman did not heed the series of signals, appearance notices and show cause notices,” the spokesperson said.

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