Ashiq Bukhari Joining Back as DIG, Gets IPS



Ashiq Bukhari.
Ashiq Bukhari.

The top cop and counter-insurgency expert Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, who had retired from Jammu and Kashmir Police service as SSP in January 2014, is likely to join back as DIG of Police as the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has granted him induction into Indian Police Service (IPS) and ordered that his seniority be fixed between DIG Central Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Bhat and DIG CID Headquarters Syed Kifayat Haider.

Dismissing the objections of the retired SSP Amjad Pervez Mirza, High Court has declared Bukhari as SP on a substantive position from the day he had officiated as SP Budgam while holding the posting of Additional SP of Special Operations Group in Budgam district.

Following the pronouncement of judgment in a service writ petition, Home Department of Government of Jammu and Kashmir has approached Union Public Service Commission with the plea that Bukhari may be treated as inducted into IPS with the seniority granted to him by the court and his year of allotment of IPS may be fixed as 2000.

UPSC is understood to have taken up the matter in turn with the Union Department of Personnel & Training and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs that regulates the IPS.


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