JAMMU, SEP 7: Questioning the removal of Dr SP Vaid, son of the soil and one of the most decorated Dogra officers, from the position of DGP, Chairman JKNPP and Former Minister Harsh Dev Singh said that the Centre and state govt had once again insulted the collective sentiment of Jammu people. Known for his dedication, commitment and impeccable integrity, Dr Vaid had made gigantic contributions for restoration of peace in the trouble torn state besides acting as a great motivational force for the police personnel. He said that it was one of the rarest occasions when a Dogra had been assigned the task of heading the police force in the state and his unceremonious ouster had caused huge embitterment in Dogra heartland besides demoralizing the police force. He wondered that on the one hand the govt was trumpeting its success in smooth and peaceful conduct of Shri Amar Nath Yatra but contrarily the top cop who made it possible was removed and sidelined. He was addressing a press conference here today.
Seeking the roll back of the ill-conceived and motivated decision, Singh cautioned that Dogras can’t be allowed to be held hostage to the political whims of vested interests. He said that sufficient indications of politicization of bureaucracy were given by the BJP earlier on the joining of new Governor when its State president had claimed to be having all the four aces to his chest and described Governor as his own man. With the latest decision of removal of Dogra DGP having added to public fury.
Singh said that a narcissistically pleased BJP and its itself aggrandizing leadership must remember that all such reckless moves would wipe out its existence from the Dogra heartland.