Srinagar : Twelve govt employees has been sacked by Jammu and Kashmir government over charges of leading and partaking in anti-India protests amid the ongoing civil distress in the Valley since July, and abusing the code of conduct for government servants, sources said.

The employees, who were sacked from their service, belongs to different divisions including revenue, public health engineering, rural development and education department, a senior government official said.

The state government invoked Article 126 of Jammu and Kashmir Constitution for dismissing these employees, the official said. He said some of these employees have been arrested and booked under Public Safety Act while others are either out on bail or evading arrest.

The termination comes after news broke earlier this month that the police are in the process of booking more than 130 state government employees under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) on charges of directly and indirectly instigating the present unrest in the Valley.

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