J&K IPS officer Basant Rath suspended over ‘gross misconduct, misbehavior’ | KNO

Order issued by MHA, officer asked not to leave station without prior permission of UT DGP
J&K IPS officer Basant Rath suspended over ‘gross misconduct, misbehavior’ | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 08 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer Basant Rath was Wednesday suspended for alleged instances of “gross misconduct and misbehavior” , an order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The order, a copy of which is with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), issued late evening Tuesday said the 2000-batch IPS officer was immediately attached to police headquarters in Srinagar. The development comes a fortnight after Rath sent J&K Police a written complaint against the UT’s DGP Dilbag Singh, over an alleged threat Singh made to his life. Rath, posted as inspector general (IG), civil defence, in the Union Territory, has been asked not to leave the headquarters without permission from the director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police. The order stated that disciplinary proceedings against Rath are contemplated in connection with “repeated instances of gross misconduct and misbehaviour that have been brought to the notice of the government.” He has been placed under suspension with immediate effect, it said. In 2018, the Union home ministry had sought disciplinary action against Rath for his columns in national media—(KNO)