New Delhi: A day after the Jammu and Kashmir government transferred state Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid and posted him as the Transport Commissioner, the J&K police chief said that he is going with a lot of good feelings. An official order late Thursday evening said Dilbagh Singh, an IPS officer of the 1987 batch, would be the DGP apart from holding the post of DG (Prisons).
“In the interest of administration the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect, Dr S.P. Vaid, IPS (JK: 1986), DGP, J-K is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of General Administration Department for further posting as Transport Commissioner, J-K,” an order issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government civil secretariat home department said.
“I am grateful to god that I got a chance to serve my people and contribute my bit. I am going with lot of good feelings. My only concern is the youth were dying and unnecesaary loss of human lives.The sooner it ends, it will be very good news for me,” Vaid said, while speaking to ANI.
Earlier, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah had criticised the timing of changing the state DGP, saying there was no hurry to replace SP Vaid and the state police could do without having to deal with the confusion of leadership.
Notably, the announcement of the transfer came days after a terrorist’s father was released in exchange for kidnapped family members of the state’s policemen.
Earlier, reports were rife that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was not happy with the state police and was considering a rejig. The Home Ministry, however, denied these reports and said, “On more than one occasion, MHA has commended the work done by J-K police and the valiant sacrifices made by the men and officers of J-K police. There is no question of any dissatisfaction.”