DySP punished for contracting 2nd marriage without Govt permission

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 6: Home Department today imposed penalty on a Dy SP of J&K Police for contracting second marriage without obtaining permission of the Government.
According to an order in this regard, promotion and two annual increments of Dy SP Basharat Hussain Dar shall be withheld for a period of two years for violating Rule 22(1) of the J&K Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971.
“The competent authority, being satisfied with the inquiry and the procedure followed in this case, arrived at a decision of imposing a penalty of withholding two increments without cumulative effect and withholding promotion for a period of two years of Dy SP Basharat Hussain Dar as per rule 30 of the J&K Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956,” reads the order, issued by Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Raj Kumar Goyal.
The departmental proceeding was initiated against the DySP based on the recommendations of the DGP for having contracted second marriage without first obtaining the permission of the Government. The probe was held against Dar and due process was followed by serving him memo along with the statement of imputations in support of the charge and other connected documents in 2017.
Dar had denied the charge as baseless and unfounded. In his response, he further stated that he contracted the second marriage after divorcing his first wife. The reply of his defence was examined and it was decided to have an in-depth inquiry into the charge. Accordingly, an officer was appointed to inquire into the charge served upon the Dy SP and the inquiry officer submitted the report of inquiry by concluding that Dar contracted second marriage with Sheetal Bharti during the subsistence of his first marriage with Dr Rizwana Parveen, without obtaining prior permission from the Government.