Kumar, 1997 batch IPS officer, was appointed as IGP Kashmir in Dec 2019
The inspector general of Police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar, has completed two years as IGP Kashmir zone of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per details available, Vijay Kumar was appointed as IGP Kashmir on 28 December 2019, replacing S P Pani.
Vijay Kumar, a 1997 batch IPS officer, has experience handling anti-militancy operations in Kashmir and anti-Maoist operations in the Bastar area of Chhattisgarh.
Kumar has received three gallantry medals from the Central government for anti-terror operations.
Kumar was brought to J&K seven months ago before being appointed as IGP in December 2019 from Chhattisgarh, IG, CRPF in the Chhattisgarh sector.
Kumar played a crucial role during many state elections in 2018, for which the President awarded him the Election Commission Award.
He has received three gallantry medals from the Central government for his role in anti-militancy operations and a gallantry award from the J&K government.
He had also handled the Jat agitation in 2016.
A postgraduate from JNU, Kumar has served in J&K Police in various capacities. He is the first appointed IG of the newly created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
Cop escapes unhurt in militant attack
A policeman escaped unhurt in a militant attack in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar on Friday, reports said.
Sources reported that militants fired upon a police constable at about 3:15 pm in the SD Colony area.
However, the policeman escaped unhurt. Soon after the attack, the officer said that the entire area was cordoned off and searches launched.
He said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been launched.
Two brothers drown while extracting sand in Jhelum
Two brothers drowned while extracting stand in Jhelum river in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports said.
They said that brothers – Nissar Ahmad Malla and Hilal Ahmad Malla – drowned early today morning in the river while extracting sand near Jetty at Khwaja Bagh.
The family of the duo has been called and efforts are on to retrieve their bodies, said an official.
The brothers hailed from Littarpira village of Bandipora district, he added.
J&K: Massive CASO launched in two villages
Joint Forces launched a massive Cordon And Search Operation(CASO) in two villages of the Kulgam district in south Kashmir.
An official said that the operation on Friday was launched jointly by forces including RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police, and CRPF following inputs about the movement of militants in the Kakran Pombay and Katrasoo areas of Kulgam.
He said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in these areas.
The search operations in both areas were going on when this report was being filed.
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