Convicted in attempt-to-murder case, brother of former Lakshadweep MP dismissed from service

The administration, in a notification issued recently, dismissed Sayed Mohammed Noorul Ameen after he was convicted by a sessions court.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 15, 2023 | 2:09 PMUpdatedJan 15, 2023 | 2:10 PM

Lakshadweep teacher dismissed

A government teacher, who is the prime accused in an attempt to murder case in Lakshadweep, was dismissed from government service by the island administration.

The administration, in a notification issued recently, dismissed Sayed Mohammed Noorul Ameen with effect from 11 January, when he was convicted by a sessions court in Kavaratti.

Ameen is the brother of former Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal, also convicted in the case.

“…the Disciplinary Authority ie. Administrator, UT of Lakshadweep in exercise of powers conferred by… hereby impose the penalty of ‘Dismissal from service which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future employment under Government’ against Shri Sayed Mohammed Noorul Ameen, TGT (English), MGSSS, Andrott w.e.f. 11.1.2023,” the order read.

The disciplinary authority said it could not leave out the serious observations of the court, which said there was no guarantee that the accused would not repeat the very same act.

“A teacher is supposed to inculcate the importance of brotherhood, non-violence and harmony in the society through his conduct and profession. The continuation of the first accused Shri. Sayed Mohammed Noorul Ameen in service even after his conviction and imprisonment against the grave offences is untenable and he disqualifies to be a teacher to the student community,” the dismissal order read.

Ameen is currently lodged at Kannur central jail in Kerala.

On Friday, the Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification disqualifying Lakshadweep’s lone MP Mohammed Faizal, who was convicted in the case.

The case

The court in Lakshadweep had on Wednesday, 11 January, sentenced four people, including former Lakshadweep MP Mohammad Faizal, to 10 years in jail after they were found guilty in an attempt-to-murder case.

The others convicted are Faizal’s brother and two of his relatives.

The Kavaratti Sessions Court also imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh each on the convicts for attempting to kill Mohammed Salih, son-in-law of late Congress leader, former Union Minister and long-time parliamentarian from Lakshadweep, PM Sayeed, in the run-up to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

The case was that the convicts and their accomplices attacked and seriously injured Muhammed Salih, who was also a Congress worker, in the run-up to the 2009 polls.

According to the prosecution, 37 people — including Faizal and other accused persons — attacked Salih after wrongfully confining him and his friend Mohammed Kassim at a house on Androth island.

The mob, which was armed with deadly weapons, chased Salih when he tried to flee the spot, forcefully entered a house where he had taken shelter and brutally attacked him with sticks, choppers, and iron rods, the prosecution said.

The house belonged to one Kadeejummabi, a key witness in the case.

Salih, who was severely wounded, had to be evacuated to Ernakulam in Kerala in a chopper where he spent several months recovering, the prosecution said.

(With inputs from PTI)