Days after abductions of cops’ kin, SP Vaid removed as Jammu and Kashmir police chief

Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (DGP) SP Vaid was removed from his post and appointed transport commissioner, a state government order issued late Thursday said.

Dilbag Singh, currently director general, prisons, will be acting DGP, the order said.

The removal of Vaid came two days after additional director general, CID, Abdul Gani Mir was replaced by B Srinivas, who had returned from central deputation.

The reshuffle came as Centre and the new governor Satya Pal Malik were not happy over the spike in the incidents of militancy in the Valley, especially the abduction of 12 relatives of policemen by the militants in south Kashmir last week. All 12 were freed unharmed after the father of a top Hizbul Mujahideen fighter was released.

However, a few days ago, Vaid has termed talk of his removal as media speculations.

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