Transfer order of DySsP was issued on Friday. But as per the verbal orders, the transfers has been halted and the DySsP were asked to continue with their current postings.
In an oblique warning to those allegedly instrumental in running the transfer industry, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory-Manoj Sinha has reportedly withheld the recently notified transfer orders of 75 Deputy Superintendents of Police and three IPS officers of J&K Police.
According to sources, in verbal orders to the police administration, Lieutenant Governor has asked them to keep the transfer list in abeyance.
“Following the allegations of corruption and nepotism in the recently notified transfer list of DySsP of J&K police, Lt Guv has directed the concerned authorities in police to prepare fresh transfer list, purely on the basis of merit,” said sources, adding that due to intervention of Lieutenant Governor, relieving letters to the respective DySsP were not issued yet.
Sources maintained that in view of the notion that senior officers have posted their ‘favourites’ on plum posts, the transfer list of DySsP has reportedly been put on hold.
“The work on preparing the fresh/modified transfer list has started again, it has not been finalized as yet due to the unwarranted interference of senior police officers,” said sources.
If sources are to be believed, on Sunday, a DySP who was posted as Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) in the outskirts of Jammu city went to join his new place of posting, but he was not allowed to join by the senior officer and directed him go back to his previous place of posting.
“A DySP, after getting plum post in Jammu city was debarred to join the new place of posting, citing verbal orders from the LG,” said sources, adding that this is not the first time when blue-eyed officials had been given preference in transfers and postings.
A senior police officer, wishing anonymity said that he is not sure about the directions from the Lieutenant Governor, but claimed that if Lieutenant Governor has intervened, the list stands modified/changed.
“I do not know whether there is any directions from the LG to keep this transfer list in abeyance, but yes, all those who had been transferred under this list have been asked to not leave their posts till further orders,” said police officer, adding that if the list is kept in abeyance on the directions of Lt Governor, then it is for sure than he might have received inputs about corruption and nepotism in preparing such transfer lists.
On 18th of September of 2020, Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Police, Dilbag Singh ordered transfer and posting of three IPS officers and 75 DySsP and also ordered that the concerned supervisory officers are directed to relieve the officers for their new places of posting immediately and submit compliance report to PHQ.
According to an official, the order for the transfer of DySsP of J&K Police was issued on Friday. But as per the verbal orders, the transfer has been halted and the DySsP were asked to continue with their current postings. The official, however, did not specify any reason behind the halting of the transfer list.
Meanwhile, a senior officer in the Home Department also confirmed that supervisory officers have been directed not to allow joining and relieving of newly transferred DySsP.