Former J&K DGP Rajendra tried his best to dislodge me: Basant Rath

Srinagar: Former top traffic cop of Jammu and Kashmir Basant Rath has said that ex-Director General of Police K Rajendra tried his best to dislodge him as Senior Superintendent of Police Jammu. However, Rath said that it was SDS Jamwal, the then IGP Jammu, who stood by him.

In a Facebook post, Rath wrote: “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s thanksgiving time for me. I’ve handed over the charge of IG, Traffic to my successor. I wish him the best.

Without Vaid Sa’ab, I won’t have been able to put a team of officers of my choice. Without his backing, I wouldn’t have got this job. Without his support, I won’t have been able to do things my way.

S.D.S. Jamwal Sir is a sweetheart. I owe him my Poonch posting (before I came as SSP Jammu). K. Rajendra tried his best to dislodge me. S. D. Sir put his foot down. He got me as his DIG as well and gave me a lot of space. Had any other IPS guy been IG, Jammu in his place, I won’t have been able to deliver.

Swayam is a brother. He kept his resources at my disposal. In Kashmir.

Basheer Khan Sir, a big thank you for those frequent meetings in your Divisional Commissioner office. And those phone calls to your officers.

I’m lucky that I got a chance to work with Tahir Gillani Sa’ab, Muzaffar Sa’ab, Raies Sa’ab, Farooq Sa’ab and Sajjad Sa’ab.

Thank you, Nisha Ma’am, Joginder Sa’ab, Shakti Sa’ab, Mushtaq Sa’ab, Sunny, Dheeraj, Raj Paul and Rajinder Kaur Ma’am.

Thank you, my most important constituency, the youth of J and K, for your trust and affection. I’ll be here. In J and K. Till 2032. And beyond. No deputation for me. Delhi is too polluted.”

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