Acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh, Will Continue As Top Cop: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Dilbag Singh will continue as the acting chief of the Jammu and Kashmir police  till the Union Public Service Commission decides on the state’s proposal. However, the top court asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to send a panel of police officers to Jammu and Kashmir in five weeks for appointment of a regular DGP

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said acting DGP Dilbag Singh, who replaced S P Vaid, shall continue to operate and asked the UPSC to take a decision within four weeks on suitability of senior police officers.

On an earlier date the SC had asked the Centre for assistance to deal with the removal of S P Vaid as the police chief of J&K.Advocate Prashant Bhushan alleged that the state is in gross contempt of the Supreme Court’s judgment. He said the DGP faced no charge or disciplinary action where as Dilbagh Singh who replaced him has been charged in a recruitment scam.

The state government had told the apex court that the appointment of acting DGP was an interim measure and the decision was taken in the wake of peculiar circumstances and the law and order situation.

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