The Government placed Incharge ARTO, Kishtwar, Ramesh Samotra under suspension for not complying to the Government order.
Official sources said that under Govt order No. 35-JK(TR) of 2020 dated 27-7-2020, Romesh Kumar Samotra I/C ARTO Reasi was transferred and posted as I/C ARTO Kishtwar, relieving I/C ARTO Doda of the additional charge of the post. In the same order, it was mentioned that all the transferees were deemed to have been relieved with immediate effect.
But Samotra instead of joining his new place of posting, approached CAT and brought stay by allegedly mis-representing facts. Commissioner/ Secretary to the Government, Hirdesh Kumar Singh taking serious note of the issue, pending an inquiry, placed I/C ARTO, Romesh Samotra under suspension and attached him to the office of Regional Transport Officer, Jammu till further orders.