Ex SOG officer Bukhari takes over as DIG Adm PHQ

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday felicitated top counter-terrorism expert Ashiq Hussain Bukhari at Police Headquarters (PHQ) on his elevation as Deputy Inspector General of Police. 

Bukhari was recently promoted by the government retrospectively with effect from January, 2014 and later posted as Deputy Inspector General of Police Administration (PHQ). He assumed his office on 26th February, 2016. 

As Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar and counterinsurgency specialist Ashiq Bukhari stoked controversy when he revealed that ex- Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ‘wanted him to kill Masrat Alam instead of arrest’ in 2010.

“Though there was only cash reward of Rs 10 Lakh on his head, which I received from the Director General of Police, Abdullah gave me extra of Rs 15 lakh from his own pocket.He also granted out of turn promotion to seven personnel of my team,” Bukhari had reportedly alleged.

NC had rubbished Bukhari’s claims calling him a man with no credibility. “(Bukhari) has no credibility. We all know who this person is. We all know what he has made his life out of. If you remember, he is the same person, who was garlanded by present Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Kupwara. But he was so unacceptable to the PDP that their president said that ‘we don’t own him, we don’t know who he is’,” NC spokesman, had told reporters.

Bukhari has worked on different assignments in the Police Organization including SDPO Hazratbal, Kothibagh, SP Budgam, Anantnag, AIG Provision (PHQ), Principal STC Talwara, SSP CID CIK, SSP Srinagar and SSP Crime Kashmir. 

Earlier, Director General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar decorated the officer with higher rank as DIG at a simply function in presence of ADsGP, SP Vaid, Navin Agerwal, SM Sahai, Dilbag Singh and L. Mohanti, IsGHP, AK Choudhary, HK Lohia, Yoginder Koul, MA Khan, Danish Rana and Jagjit Kumar, DIsGP, SA Mujtaba and Pawan Kotwal, JD Prosecution, Gowhar Hussain, AIsGP, Dr. M. Haseeb Mughal, Tahir Sajad Bhat, Kulbir Singh and S. Zulfkar Azad, Sr. ADO, BA Shah, SP Nasir Khan and other police officers.

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