Srinagar, June 03: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said it is shocking that despite involvement in serious charges, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman has been appointed as Director Health Services Kashmir.
President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said it is ironical that an official who was removed from his position on serious molestation and corruption charges has been called back.
On one hand government claims sacking of tainted officials, on the other they are tossed up to privileged postings.
We are disappointed with the move and this gives us to understand that misdeeds in JK have approval of system.
Dr Saleem is accused of molesting a nurse, an FIR (No 46/2014) dated 05-06-2014 of which was registered under section 354 RPC in police station Shaheed Gunj.
Police played to the gallery of accused director who was continuing with his position.
They played down the ingredients of the complaint and booked accused in a much lighter offence.
They hushed up the case and gave clean chit to the accused.
The victim approached court and the case is pending in the court of law.
The court while examining the plea observed that the contents of the complaint disclosed much graver offence and the concerned police station appeared to be under the influence of accused.
State Vigilance Organization registered a criminal case bearing FIR No 32/2012 under the prevention of corruption act for his involvement in multi-crore drug kits scam.
There is substantial evidence to prove his complicity in purchase and supply of spurious drugs for government hospitals.
He deliberately overlooked fake and fraudulent documents of a firm and facilitated the commission of crime.
He has turned health department into an industry of corruption and nepotism.
He has posted some of his accomplices at places of their choice who are hand in glove with him and he uses them as stooges.
He has engineered protests and press conferences through these stooges to cover up his wrongdoings.
It seems there is a deep rooted nexus between this tainted official and some unseen forces who managed his return.
People have lost faith and trust in the system as a tainted official involved in grave crimes has been posted as head of a sacrosanct department.
2015 Kashmir Despatch