J&K Cadre IPS Officer Suspended For ''Gross Misconduct, Misbehaviour'': Centre

Basant Rath was eliminated as IGP site visitors after a brawl with Srinagar Municipal Company’s exmayor

New Delhi:

Inspector Normal of Jammu and Kashmir police Basant Rath, who has been within the information for being concerned in a tussle with the union territory’s police chief Dilbagh Singh, has been suspended with “fast impact” for alleged “gross misconduct and misbehaviour”, officers stated on Wednesday.

In line with an order issued by the Union House Ministry on Tuesday night, Mr Rath, a 2000-batch IPS officer at current posted to the House Guards division in Srinagar, has been requested to not depart the headquarters with out permission of the Director Normal of Police.

The order said that disciplinary proceedings towards Mr Rath have been initiated in reference to “repeated cases of gross misconduct and misbehaviour” which were delivered to the discover of the federal government.

The order got here precisely two weeks after Mr Rath walked right into a police station in Jammu’s Gandhi Nagar locality to file a grievance fearing for his “life, liberty and bald head” and named Mr Singh because the “cause” for such apprehensions.

Mr Rath made it clear that he was making the grievance as a “personal citizen” and in his “private capability”.

Promoted to Inspector Normal rank in 2018, Mr Rath was posted on the Visitors division throughout which he earned loads of fan following for main the power and disciplining site visitors in his personal fashion that included working after offenders and even coming into into verbal duels in full public glare.

The feud with the police chief started in June when Mr Rath’s reply to a tweet posted by a deal with within the identify of “dilbagh Singh” kicked up a storm on social media.

Mr Rath referred as “dilloo” to the Twitter deal with which isn’t an official deal with of the police chief of the union territory.

This infuriated the police chief who posted his response in a personal Whatsapp group, with police personnel, bureaucrats and journalists as members, by which he termed Mr Rath as a “joker and ineffective”.

Mr Rath was eliminated as IGP site visitors after a public brawl with former mayor of Srinagar Municipal Company Junaid Mattoo.

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