JK suspends EO for ‘insulting’ national flag, inquiry ordered

Srinagar: J&K government has put a senior official of Urban Local Bodies in Budgam district under suspension for allegedly insulting the national flag



Officials said the Executive Officer, Municipal Council Magam Syed Aijaz Manzoor, was suspended after allegations that the national flag was put ‘disrespectfully’ in a municipal hopper vehicle. It is learnt that the issue was brought into the notice of Deputy Commissioner Budgam.


The Sub-divisional Magistrate Beerwah this evening ordered an inquiry into alleged insult to the national flag.


“Pending enquiry into the matter, Shri Syed Aijaz Manzoor, Executive Officer, MC Magam, is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect,” reads an order issued by SDM, Beerwah.


“Tehsildar Magam is nominated as the enquiry officer in the matter who shall furnish a detailed report within three days along with particulars of all other officials/non-officials involved in the incident,” the order added.

Despite efforts, EO Manzoor did not pick up calls.