Jammu, October 26: One staff officer posted in Police Head Quarters was placed under suspension while three of his sub ordinates were suspended after found to be involved in a scam regarding manipulation in transfers.
As per local news daily, the transfer of the staff of Police Head Quarter (PHQ) has been allegedly committed by ministerial staff and the subordinates shifted were overstaying in PHQ for quite a long time now.
The matter came into light of higher authorities when a transferred cashier of PHQ was once again posted in the same place after the fresh transfer orders. The matter was investigated thoroughly by the senior police officers of Police Head Quarters. They found the involvement ministerial staff led by a Sub Inspector (S.O) in the scam.
As per sources, the alleged sub inspector has collected property worth crore of rupees by manipulation transfer orders. He was placed under suspension but then shifted to Baramulla and further transferred to Kupwara district.
His other subordinates include an ASI who is now posted out to Kashmir zone, a Head constable (Computer Operator) who is posted to Reasi district and a Head Constable to Jammu zone.
Sources further revealed that there is a deep rooted nexus of police officers in the Police Head Quarters who defy police’s transfer policy and have been staying in PHQ for the last even 15 years. A senior cop seeking anonymity has pointed out a SP ranked officer of legal department who is staying in the PHQ for last 2o years and said that there a list of these officers which mostly includes the officials of ministerial staff and legal section.