Srinagar: The J&K government on Wednesday appointed S P Vaid as the new Director General of Police replacing K Rajendra Kumar, who is is retiring by the end of this month.
Official sources told KNS that the cabinet which met under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti decided to appoint SP Vaid as the new DGP of the state.
Vaid is a 1986-batch IPS officer of J&K cadre who is presently working as Special DGP (Law and Order).
Education minister and government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar confirmed to KNS that Vaid has been appointed and the new DG of J&K police. He also said the Cabinet has also given nod to the speech of Governor N N Vohra, which he will deliver before the forthcoming Budget session. (KNS)