Second marriage without divorce: EKM collector suspends newly-wed couple of revenue dept

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Kakkanad: The Ernakulam collector suspended the newly-wed revenue department couple for violating government employees’ service rules and marrying without legal separation.

The individuals suspended are MP Padmakumar, senior clerk under Kochi Special Tehsildar (RR) and T Smitha, senior clerk under Thrippunithura Special Tehsildar(LR).

The collector’s intervention is based on the complaint lodged by Maradu native and Padmakumar’s first wife.

A probe over the matter revealed that both officials violated the service rules.

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