SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday appointed an enquiry Officer to conduct an inquiry into charges against a senior police officer in the state.
As per government order no. 440-Home of 2023 issued by the Home Department, Bhim Sen Tuti, IPS, IGP Headquarters, PHQ, has been appointed as the Inquiry Officer to conduct an inquiry into charges framed against Ashiq Hussain Tak, currently attached to the Police Headquarters.
“In terms of Rule 33 of J&K Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956, Shri Bhim Sen Tuti, IPS, IGP Hqrs, PHQ, J&K, is hereby appointed as Inquiry Officer to conduct an enquiry into the charges framed against Shri Ashiq Hussain Tak, Superintendent of Police, presently attached with the PHQ, J&K,” reads the order.
The government order stated that Jatinder Singh Johar, JKPS, AIG (Training & Personnel), PHQ, will be the Presenting Officer in the inquiry. “The Enquiry Officer shall complete the inquiry and submit a report to the Home Department within a period of 30 days from the date of issue of this order,” it reads.
The enquiry has been ordered under Rule 33 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956. The rule provides for conducting disciplinary inquiries against government officials when allegations are leveled against them.