Jammu & Kashmir

Will continue to work for peace restoration in valley, says new DGP Dilbag Singh

Vaid passed on the baton to Dilbag Singh at Police Headquarters Srinagar.

Srinagar: Dilbag Singh took over as the Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after outgoing DGP Shesh Paul Vaid was transferred to the general administration department. Vaid passed on the baton to Dilbag Singh at Police Headquarters Srinagar.

He was received by senior police officers and was presented a guard of honor.

Immediately after succession, Singh chaired a high level meeting with police officers. “In the meeting, he impressed upon the officers to continue with their work for restoration of peace in the state,” said a spokesman.

He said that the J&K Police has seen many challenges in the past and will sail through the present challenges as well.

Singh, according to the spokesman, ordered the officers to look after the welfare and other needs of their subordinates particularly the constabulary.

“He assured them that as the leader of the organisation he will always be behind his men and officers. He further said that J&K Police has earned a name for itself and it is duty of all of us to take it to greater heights,” said the spokesman.

Singh, a 1987 batch IPS officer, has served the state in various capacities in field and at staff levels.

He has served as ASP headquarter Kupwara, Addl. SP Doda, SP Traffic NHW, SP Doda, SP Vigilance, SP Baramulla, Commandant JKAP 7th battalion, ADIG Anantnag, ADIG Baramulla, DIG Security J&K, DIG Jammu, Director SSG J&K IGP Crime & Railways, IGP CID, IGP Traffic, IGP Homeguard/ Civil Defence, IGP Armed, Director SK Police Academy Udhampur, IGP Jammu Zone, MD Police Housing Corporation, ADGP Security, Commandant General Home guard/ CD and DG Prisons with addl. charge of  Fire and Emergency Services.

Meanwhile, outgoing DGP Shesh Paul Vaid said he was thankful for the opportunity to have served.

This comes after reports came in that the government of Jammu and Kashmir shifted Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Shesh Paul Vaid to the post of transport commissioner in its headquarters in Jammu on Thursday and placed Dilbag Singh, a 1987 batch Indian Police Service officer as the new DGP.

A Home department order issued disposed Vaid’s services to the general administration department for further posting as the transport commissioner.

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