Dilbag Singh took over as the Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. He succeeded Dr. S.P Vaid who passed on the baton to Dilbag Singh at Police Headquarters Srinagar.
Immediately after taking over as the Director General of Police, Singh chaired a high level meeting of police officers. “In the meeting, he impressed upon the officers to continue with their work for restoration of peace in the state,” said a spokesman.
He said that the J&K Police has seen many challenges in the past and will sail through the present challenges as well.
Singh, according to the spokesman, directed the officers to look after the welfare and other needs of their subordinates particularly the constabulary.
“He assured them that as the leader of the organisation he will always be behind his men and officers. He further said that J&K Police has earned a name for itself and it is duty of all of us to take it to greater heights,” said the spokesman.
Singh, a 1987 batch IPS officer, has served the state in various capacities in field and at staff levels.
He has served as ASP headquarter Kupwara, Addl. SP Doda, SP Traffic NHW, SP Doda, SP Vigilance, SP Baramulla, Commandant JKAP 7th battalion, ADIG Anantnag, ADIG Baramulla, DIG Security J&K, DIG Jammu, Director SSG J&K IGP Crime & Railways, IGP CID, IGP Traffic, IGP Homeguard/ Civil Defence, IGP Armed, Director SK Police Academy Udhampur, IGP Jammu Zone, MD Police Housing Corporation, ADGP Security, Commandant General Home guard/ CD and DG Prisons with addl. charge of Fire and Emergency Services.
On his arrival, the DGP was received by senior police officers and was presented a guard of honour.
Before demitting his office, Vaid expressed satisfaction that he was able to serve the people of the state.
“I’m thankful to the God that he gave me the opportunity to serve my people and my country. I’m grateful to police, security agencies, and people of state for their support and their faith in me. My best wishes to the new DGP,” Vaid said.
“My only concern is the youth which is dying and unnecessary loss of human life. The sooner it ends, the better it would be,” he said.