Srinagar, Dec 28:
K. Vijay Kumar has been appointed as the new Inspector General of Police in the
Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
1997-batch IPS officer, replaces S.P. Pani. Pani had completed his tenure as
IGP in February and was given an extension till December.
Pani has been
moved to the Armed Wing of the J&K Police as its IG. Pani’s tenure saw some
very important events like the August 5 revocation of Article 370 and the
Pulwama terror attack in February.
New IG Kumar was
brought to J&K seven months back from Chhattisgarh where he was IG, CRPF in
Chhattisgarh sector. Kumar played a crucial role during many state elections in
2018 for which he was awarded the Election Commission Award by the President.
He received three
gallantry medals from the central government for his role in anti-terror
operations and also received a gallantry award from the J&K government.
He had also
handled the Jat agitation in 2016.
from JNU, Kumar has served in J&K Police in various capacities in the past.
He is the first appointed IG of the newly-created Union Territory of Jammu