Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday questioned the hurried replacement of state police chief S.P.Vaid who was shifted in a midnight order by the governor’s administration. Reacting to Vaid’s replacement by Dilbagh Singh, a state cadre IPS officer of 1987 batch, Omar said on his twitter handle: “There was no hurry to replace @spvaid. He should have been changed only when a permanent arrangement had been worked out.
“Changing the DG is the prerogative of the administration but why a DG as a temporary arrangement? The current DG won’t know if he’s going to stay & others who would like his job will be trying to replace him. None of this is good for @JmuKmrPolice”An order issued on late Thursday night said Dilbagh Singh would hold the Director General of Police (DGP) charge in addition to his own duties as Director General (Prisons) J&K. Vaid has been posted as transport commissioner. (IANS)