I will ensure that no common man is harassed; says Dr Vaid after his appointment as DGP

Special Correspondent

KL News Network


Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday appointed Dr S P Vaid, (IPS) Special DG (Coordination & Law and Order) as Director General of Police, J&K upon the completion of extended term of service of K Rajendra Kumar (IPS) by the end of this year.

Dr S P Vaid

The appointment was approved by the state cabinet in a meeting held in Jammu under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

After being appointed as the state police chief, Dr Vaid said that his focus will be to make police force more friendly, “my idea is to make the police force more and more people friendly,” he said.

Regarding dealing with other issues, Dr Vaid said “while police force will be tough against the perpetrators of violence and terrorists “I will ensure that no common man is harassed.”

Keeping the morale of his men high, Dr Vaid said that “my focus will be on keeping the flag of the police force flying high in the state,”

Scheduled to join on January 1, 2017, Dr Vaid, a veterinarian is the second officer from Jammu who has risen to the post of Director General of Police after M M Khajuria, who held the position in 1985. However, he is the first regular IPS recruit to become the Director General of Police from Jammu, while Khajuria had been absorbed in the IPS from the state cadre.

After the summer 2016 uprising, Dr Vaid was shifted from position of DG (prisons) and was assigned job of Special DG (Law and order).

Dr Vaid in the months of unrest held various police-public interaction programmes


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