Jammu, Oct 14, 2016: A senior police officer of Jammu and Kashmir has been suspended for dereliction of duty after he allegedly passed “sensitive information” about the deployment of security forces to Pakistani intelligence agencies during the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
The DSP was suspended and a probe launched against him by the state DGP K Rajendra Kumar. The suspension order was issued after the state police received inputs from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs about the police officer who was identified as Inspector Tanveer Ahmad of armed police control room.
According to sources, the deputy superintendent of police (DSP) shared the details using WhatsApp. However, the MHA traced the call and investigated the details. The MHA then informed the DGP, who ordered a probe a fortnight ago.
Officials said that on August 20, amid protests in the Valley, a Pakistani intelligence officer called the Armed Police telephone number and inquired from the inspector on duty about deployments and other engagements of security forces in various parts of Kashmir.
However, police officials on duty normally refuse and ask the callers to come through proper official channels.