‘Stamping out terrorism my priority’

Dilbag Singh takes charge as new J&K police chief; promises to protect interests of common people
Senior IPS officer Dilbag Singh took over as the new Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday after his predecessor S.P. Vaid was shunted out and posted as Transport Commissioner on Thursday night. Mr. Singh continues to hold the charge of Director General (Prisons). After taking over as the new police chief, Mr. Singh, a 1987-batch IPS officer from the State, said that his priority was to stamp out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir at the earliest, while protecting the interests of the common people.
Mr. Vaid, a 1986-batch IPS officer, who was unceremoniously removed as police chief, passed on the baton to Mr. Singh at a simple ceremony held at the police headquarters here on Friday afternoon. In a related development, the State government informed the Supreme Court about its decision of appointing Mr. Singh as the acting police chief. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud considered the submission of the state government and posted the matter for hearing on September 10.
Before demitting office, Mr. Vaid expressed satisfaction that he was able to serve the people of the State.
“I am thankful to God that he gave me the opportunity to serve my people and my country. My best wishes to the new DGP,” Mr. Vaid said.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/pakistan-will-let-pilgrims-visit-kartarpur-gurdwara-sidhu/article24898094.ece

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