Vijay Kumar to replace Pani as new Kashmir IGP
Kashmir’s inspector general of police (IGP), Swayam Prakash Pani, was transferred after 22 months of service on Saturday.
Vijay Kumar has been appointed as the new IGP Kashmir while Pani replaced him as IGP(Armed).
“Vijay Kumar,IPS (JK 1997), IGP (Armed), Kashmir, is transferred and posted as IGP, Kashmir vice SP Pani,” read an order issued by the home department.
Kumar, 53, who joined the Indian police service(IPS) in 1997, has been serving in the Armed wing since June 2019.
Pani had joined as the youngest IGP of J&K in February 2008 after serving as deputy inspector general of police in south Kashmir. He has been a key officer to fight militancy in Kashmir. He was the IGP during the ‘Operation All-out’ launched against militants by security agencies as well as during the period after the abrogation of special status of J&K.
Muneer Ahmad Khan, additional director general of police(ADGP), law and order, and security has been given the additional charge of director, special security group,J&K.
He will be given the additional duties on the retirement of Surinder Kumar Gupta on December 31.
At least eight migrant labourers were crushed to death, while six others were grievously injured, when an iron rod-loaded truck in which they were travelling met with a major accident on NH-57 on Monday morning. Confirming the deaths, sub-divisional police officer SK Saroj said the labourers, all residents of Rajasthan, were heading to Jammu from Siliguri in West Bengal when the driver lost control and toppled on the roadside.
The Delhi fire control room received at least 20 calls until 9 am on Monday related to the uprooting of trees and wall collapses because of the heavy rain and gusty winds. The calls were received from places such as Delhi Cantonment, Civil Lines, Main Rohtak Road, and Dhaula Khan. The rains and the gusty winds up to 70 km per hour also led to traffic jams in many parts of the city.
The traffic police advised people to avoid stretches such as Narsinghpur area, Jharsa Crossing, Sector 29, Sector 38, Sector 50, Rajeev Chowk, Sheetla Mata Road, Civil Lines, Golf Course Extension Road, Vatika Chowk, Sector 52 and Daulatabad Flyover. “We have deployed teams, and are pumping out water through motors to ensure smooth flow of traffic, but congestions are being reported from many areas,” Ravinder Kumar Tomar, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) said, warning commuters to plan their journeys accordingly.
New Delhi: The heavy rain and gusty winds uprooted trees and led to water logging in Delhi on Monday and triggered power cuts across the city. The India Meteorological Department said thunderstorms were expected to continue in the city accompanied by gusty winds with a speed of 60-90 kilometre per hour. Officials urged residents, especially children, to stay away from electricity poles, sub-stations, transformers, and streetlights.
Delhi was much in need of a relief amid intense heatwave over the last few weeks and heavy rain and thunderstorms did just that. The mercury dropped by around 11 degrees Celsius in nearly 1.5 hours on Monday morning. “Today, between 5:40 am and 7 am, temperature fell by 11 degree Celsius, from 29 degree Celsius to 18 degree Celsius,” the India Meteorological Department said as per news agency ANI. Power blackouts were also reported.