BMO Attached Over Sexual Assault Charges

Representational Pic

Srinagar: The health department on Monday attached Block Medical Officer (BMO) Nagam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district over alleged charges of sexually harassing a lady doctor.

The order in this regard was issued by the Director Health Services Kashmir on Monday

“In the interest of administration, Dr Ashfaq Hasssan I/C Block Medical Officer Nagam Budgam is attached with the office of Chief Medical Officer Pulwama till further orders,” the order reads. It further added that “Both the above doctors shall deem themselves relieved from present place of posting,” reads the order, a copy of which lies with Kashmir Observer.

Earlier, on September 18, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Budgam, Dr. Tajamul-Hussain had constituted a six-member committee to enquire complaint lodged against the BMO.

“The committee shall submit its report to the undersigned within two days positively for onwards submission to higher authority,” reads the order issued by CMO Budgam.

Talking to Kashmir Observer, Dr. Tajamul-Hussain said he has constituted a committee after allegations were levelled against the BMO.

“A committee is currently probing the case. The report will be submitted to the Director Health once investigations are completed,” he said.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.



Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.