Jammu: The Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday ordered a probe into alleged abuse of power by the state DIG, Shakeel Ahmed Beig.
The probe would focus on the conduct of Beig, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jammu-Kathua range.
Earlier, Beig's businessman son had sparked a row by sharing some photographs on a social networking site, in which the youth purportedly brags about the perks and privileges given by the government to his father.
The pictures posted on 'Instagram' by the DIG's son had gone viral on several social networking sites, even though they were deleted from the original profile.
In one of the pictures, a man is seen tying shoelaces of the DIG while the caption next to the picture reads, "Real King --My Dad!! Last time he put his shoes himself was almost 15 years ago #BossLife #King xx."
The caption on another picture shows a police gypsy surrounded by the armed police personnel reads, "Motivation right here! Traffic and this is how police and gunmen clear traffic when my dad is on the road #power#king#guns."
In another picture, the DIG who was awarded Presidential police medal this year, is seen coming out of a building with his son and surrounded by policemen.
The caption on the picture reads, "Dad and I. #Security, #Guns and #Umbrella even when there is no sun or rain."
Reacting to the news the DIG had told an English news channel, "I have served my entire life with respect and dignity, now that I am retiring, someone has done the mischief."
He said that the Instagram account did not belong to his son. Commenting on the picture where a policeman is seen tying his shoe laces Beig said, "When you buy the shoes from a showroom, the salesman ties shoes to you".
The state government and police had distanced themselves from issue.
"I have nothing to comment on the issue, it is an individual issue and you contact the concerned DIG," Inspector General of Police Jammu Range, Rajesh Kumar, had told PTI when contacted for his comment over the issue.
The son of the top policeman of the state had also posted his own pictures bragging about the position of his DIG father.
In a picture where the son of the DIG is seen playing golf, the caption reads, "Golf with dad before next (flight)."
An armed policeman is seen acting as the caddie while holding the flag for the son of DIG's son at a golf course. Even before the pictures were deleted from Instagram site they were present on various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.
(With PTI inputs)