JK govt forcefully retires IPS officer for tampering DoB
An IPS officer has been forcefully retired by the Jammu and Kashmir government for allegedly fudging his date of birth, officials said here on Sunday.
Jammu: An IPS officer has been forcefully
retired by the Jammu and Kashmir government for allegedly
fudging his date of birth, officials said here on Sunday.
The state government forcefully retired IG Security
Farooq Ahmed yesterday after a panel, probing cases of senior
police officers involved in fudging of birth certificates, has
found that he had tampered with his date of birth to extend
his services in the department, a senior official said.
Some more officers are under the scanner of the probe
committee, set up by the state government, and they will also
face the same action if found guilty, he said.
Farooq, a Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officer who was
promoted to IPS cadre, had submitted a new DoB certificate to
the department in which his date of birth was November 1951.
But the probe panel found that in the original certificate,
his date of birth was February, 1949.
As per the guidelines, Farooq should had retired in
February 1999 but he was still continuing in the office.
Farooq has served in various posts including IGP Kashmir,
DIG Jammu, IG Security and IG CID.
ADG Gopal Reddy, currently serving as ADG Civil Defence,
has now been made IG Security.