Jammu, Aug 4: Jammu and Kashmir Government today ordered attachment of Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Niraj Kumar after his pictures allegedly with girls in a hotel room went viral on social media.
“Pending enquiry into his conduct, Niraj Kumar, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, is hereby attached in the office of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu,” an order issued by the General Administ-ration Department (GAD) said.
It said that Arvind Sharma, KAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, shall look after the work of Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, till further orders.
“The government ordered probe and initiated action against the bureaucrat after his pictures went viral on social media,” said an official.
However, Kumar in the pictures is allegedly seen under an influence of liquor with two girls.
“The viral pictures have triggered gossips among IAS machinery, the government officials and politicians as well,” said an official.
“The million dollar question is that who clicked the photographs of the bureaucrat with the girls,” a senior bureaucrat here said.
He said that as per the viral pictures, the Deputy Commissioner is unconscious and the girls are lying over him, which smells a “foul play”.
“The Government should probe the matter and find out the culprits behind an act,” he asserted and said that a conspiracy cannot be ruled out by some miscreants.