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Baseer Khan removed as advisor to J&K Lt Governor

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 at 1:50 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday removed Baseer Ahmad Khan (retired IAS 2000) of the charge of advisor to the J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

As per an order issued by the J&K general administration department stated that Baseer Ahmad Khan (retired IAS 2000) is relieved from the post of Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect.

The reason for the sudden removal was not known immediately.

Khan was appointed adviser to Lt Governor G C Murmu in March last year and continued to hold the office under Murmu’s successor Manoj Sinha.

As per reports, Khan, a retired IAS officer of 2000 batch, who had his last posting as the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and had served as Deputy Commissioner of some districts during his career, was among the IAS and JKAS officers involved in issuance of fake gun licenses during his tenure as the District Magistrate.

Most prominent of the three advisers of the Lt Governor, Khan held the key portfolios of Power Development, Rural Development, Relief and Reconstruction, Culture, Tourism, Planning and Industries and Commerce. Now Lt Governor is left with two advisers – Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Farooq Khan.