The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday suspended Deputy Inspector General of Police Niaz Mehmood Mir following allegations of corruption in the recruitment of constables.
An official spokesman said the government had taken serious note of the charges against the officer after allegations were levelled in the legislative assembly.
Sham Sharma, a Congress legislator, had alleged that the officer had resorted to corrupt practices.
The spokesman said: "Pending enquiry into the alleged irregularities in conducting the physical endurance test for selection of police constables in Jammu and Kathua districts, Niaz Mehmood Mir, IPS officer of the 1992 batch and DIG (Jammu-Kathua), has been placed under suspension with immediate effect."
The test conducted under Mir's supervision was declared null and void.