JK Bank Suspends Female Employee Over Emoji

J&K Bank Headquarters | File Photo

Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir Bank suspended a female employee for her ‘inappropriate’ reaction on social media over the death of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

The J&K Bank’s Human Resources Department on Thursday ordered immediate suspension of a female banking attendant, pending disciplinary proceedings against her. The employee is presently posted at Central Processing Centre- CASA.

She had reportedly posted a laughing emoji about Rawat's death.

''Despite repeated circulars issued from time to time against misuse of social media platforms by employees contrary to the interests/rules of the bank, in one such incident, one of our employees has made derogatory comments/remarks on the social media on a tragic accident,'' reads the suspension order.

“The contents are purely defamatory and not in consonance with conduct rules governing the services of an employee and tantamount to misconduct,” it adds.

On Wednesday, Gen Rawat, his wife, and 11 other defence personnel were killed when a Mi17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

Pertinently, on Thursday a man from Rajouri town was detained by police for his "objectionable social media post" on Rawat’s death.

According to the officials, the man, who is a shopkeeper by profession, had reportedly shared a social media post on his Facebook wall which was sensitive in nature and highly objectionable.

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