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Abduction of policemen’s kin, events that followed cost me job, former DGP Vaid

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Srinagar: Former Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Shesh Paul Vaid has finally broken silence over his abrupt sacking and put onus on the panic after the abduction of policemen’s kin by militants in south Kashmir. 

“If you think that cost my job, you are probably correct. I have no regrets at all,” Vaid was answering to News18’s question whether the kidnapping of kin of police personnel and the events which followed cost him his job?

“It (the police kidnappings) did create panic in the force at that time. Some SPOs did resign. But you have to understand that J&K Police is facing this problem since early 1990s. They have braved such situations. Besides, I am no more in police. So beyond a point, I cannot comment,” Vaid told News 18.

Vaid said that while was not given any reason as to why he was transferred but he took the decision positively. “Though instead of passing the order in the night, it could have been issued in the morning,” he said.

“The decision to release Riyaz Naikoo’s father and other militants didn’t come from Governor’s office. Whatever happened that day, was done only on basis of my decisions,” Vaid said.

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