Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmir police Basant Rath, who has been within the information for being concerned in a tussle with the union territory’s police chief Dilbagh Singh, has been suspended with “immediate effect” for alleged “gross misconduct and misbehaviour”, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
According to an order issued by the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday night, Mr Rath, a 2000-batch IPS officer at current posted to the Home Guards division in Srinagar, has been requested to not go away the headquarters with out permission of the Director General of Police.
The order said that disciplinary proceedings towards Mr Rath have been initiated in reference to “repeated instances of gross misconduct and misbehaviour” which were dropped at the discover of the federal government.
The order got here precisely two weeks after Mr Rath walked right into a police station in Jammu’s Gandhi Nagar locality to file a criticism fearing for his “life, liberty and bald head” and named Mr Singh because the “reason” for such apprehensions.
Mr Rath made it clear that he was making the criticism as a “private citizen” and in his “personal capacity”.
Promoted to Inspector General rank in 2018, Mr Rath was posted on the Traffic division throughout which he earned a variety of fan following for main the pressure and disciplining site visitors in his personal type that included operating after offenders and even getting into into verbal duels in full public glare.
The feud with the police chief started in June when Mr Rath’s reply to a tweet posted by a deal with within the title of “dilbagh Singh” kicked up a storm on social media.
Mr Rath referred as “dilloo” to the Twitter deal with which isn’t an official deal with of the police chief of the union territory.
This infuriated the police chief who posted his response in a personal Whatsapp group, with police personnel, bureaucrats and journalists as members, by which he termed Mr Rath as a “joker and ineffective”.
Mr Rath was eliminated as IGP site visitors after a public brawl with former mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation Junaid Mattoo.
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