After serving 37 years service in the J&K Police attains superannuation;
Shri Dilbag Singh has always stood out in taking all people, colleagues, subordinates & personnel as a one unit: Shri R.R Swain
Shri Dilbag Singh will be remembered for the amount of love and affection he has given to J&K Police Pariwar: Shri SJM Gillani
Shri Dilbag Singh has been personification of bold and dynamic leadership: Shri M.K Sinha
Srinagar, Oct 31:
Jammu and Kashmir Police gave a warm send off to its outgoing DGP Shri Dilbag Singh in a specially organized functions at Armed Police Complex Zewan, and later on at PHQ, Srinagar.
I/C DGP J&K Shri R.R Swain, Spl DG Crime J&K, Shri A.K Choudhary, ADGsP, Shri S. J. M. Gillani, Shri M.K Sinha, Shri Vijay Kumar, Director, Fire & Emergency Services, J&K, Shri Alok Kumar, IG BSF Shri Ashok Yadav, IG CRPF Shri G.K Verma, Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce Shri Vikramjeet Singh, IGP (CIV/Hqrs) Shri B.S Tuti, DIsG SSsP, COs, AIsG of PHQ, GOs, NGOs, others representing all the units of J&K participated in the Vidai Parade held at APC Zewan.
Shri Dilbag Singh, the chief guest inspected the parade and received a salute.
Shri Dilbag Singh while addressing the occasion thanked his family members, all officers of Police, CAPFs, Army, media fraternity and other invitees from different parts of UT for attending the occasion. He recalled his modest beginning of life and also mentioned names of the institutes from where he received education. He said he joined India Police Service in 1987 and on his posting to Jammu and Kashmir, the colleagues wished him good luck as the situation in Kashmir had turned volatile. Recalling his probationary period in Handwara, the outgoing DGP said that he used to go for probation training on a Tonga adding that local mosque was his praying place.
With regard to his postings from Additional SP Kupwara to DGP J&K, he said that he served in almost all the Wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police. He also mentioned his survival in two separate terror attacks during his first posting at Kupwara.
The outgoing DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir Police witnessed various challenges/situations and every time this force stood the ground and foiled those challenges with fortitude. Leading this brave force has been great honour for him, he added.
Reflecting on his tenure as the DGP, Shri Dilbag Singh expressed his deep gratitude for the opportunity to lead the brave force. From SPO to higher rank officers, he treated every one like a member of his Pariwar, he added. Shri Singh said that when he took over as DGP there were challenges and added with the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel and other security forces peace is flourishing in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Police has always chosen duty first, he added.
Shri Singh reiterated that bringing peace back was a challenge but protecting it is even bigger challenge. He, whoever, expressed his confidence in the potential of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, affirming that this force is capable of efficiently protecting the peace, lives and property of people.
He expressed his gratitude for the support he received from the officers of J&K Police, Army, CAPFs and other sister agencies during his service. He also thanked the Government of India for its kind and generous support for Jammu and Kashmir Police. He appreciated the role of the media fraternity in strengthening peace in the UT. Shri Singh appreciated the synergy and cooperation of J&K Police, CAPFs, Army and Intelligence in fighting the enemy.
Paying rich tribute to the fallen heroes of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the DGP said that it is our duty to standby and take care of the families of these brave hearts.
Emphasizing for taking care of parents and family, the DGP said that family gives us strength to achieve bigger results.
Spl DG Crime J&K, Shri A.K Choudhary while reading the profile of outgoing officer said that born to Sardar Balbir Singh and Sardarni Darshan Kaur, Shri Dilbag Singh qualified the prestigious India Police Service competition in the year 1987. He said that Shri Singh remained posted at almost all the key positions including ASP Kupwara, SP Doda, SP Baramulla, Addl DIG Anantnag, DIG Baramulla, Security J&K, Jammu-Kathua rage, Director Special Security Group (DIG), IGP Crime & Railways, Traffic J&K, Jammu Zone Director SKPA Udhampur, ADGP PHQ J&K, ADGP Security, Commandant General HG/CD & SDRF, Director General Prisons.
He took over as Director General of Police J&K on 07-09-2018, the time which was full of challenges. He said that under his leadership Jammu and Kashmir Police faced various challenges successfully and added that during the period around 1055 terrorists were killed, 58 terrorists surrendered, 1448 terrorist’s supporters were arrested. During the period the force has been honoured with 01 Ashok Chakra, 03 Kirti Chakra, 13 Shaurya Chakra and 887 Police medals.
He said that under his leadership, the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has seen remarkable changes. For the first time during the last over three decades, there are no bandh calls, no hartals, education & businesses are not disturbed, people enjoying normal life and a number of good things are happening in the UT. He also threw light on various achievements of the force during the last four year. He said that during the period 11725 involved in drug trade were arrested and 98249 kilograms of Narcotic & Psychotropic Substances were seized including 741 kilogram heroin.
He said that the investigation part of the J&K Police has been strengthened to a new level. New investigation units like State Investigation Agency (SIA), State Investigation Unit (SIU), Economic Offence Wing (EOW), Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) have been created.
He said that Shri Dilbag Singh being the leader of over one lakh force visited the nook and corner of the UT interacting with the police personnel, listening to their grievances and subsequently addressing them. As DGP he has done record visits to all most all Districts, Units and Wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police, he said. Shri A.K Choudhary said that Shri Singh has taken a number of initiatives for the welfare of J&K Police personnel.
The Outgoing DGP was also given warm send off at PHQ at a function in which I/C DGP J&K Shri R.R Swain, Spl DG Crime J&K, Shri A.K Choudhary, ADGsP, Shri S. J. M. Gillani, Shri M.K Sinha, Shri Vijay Kumar, outgoing Chairperson PWWA Dr. Rubinder Kaur threw light on the phenomenal professional services of Shri Dilbag Singh. DIsG of different wings, AIsG, staff of PHQ participated in the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Dilbag Singh appreciated the officers and staff of PHQ for complying all the orders and implementing them in letter and spirit. He said that whatever he desired to be done for the force was done by the PHQ in a desired manner. He appreciated the dedicated efforts of the PHQ staff for ensuring time bound disposal of assigned works.
I/C DGP J&K Shri R.R Swain said on the occasion that it is a poignant moment for Smt & Shri Dilbag Singh as much as personally for him and other colleagues. He said that Shri Dilbag Singh has always stood out in taking all people, colleagues, subordinates & personnel as a one unit. He said in J&K there are many stakeholders adding that efforts of Shri Singh have always been to take along all of them. This unique leadership quality put Shri Singh as a stellar officer. He said that the tradition of Shri Singh to take colleagues all along and to give an essence of participation and essence of ownership to them will always be followed. He said that these are profound qualities which don’t come in one day, one has to hone them and some are gifts of God and a large part of it must have come from Madam Dilbag Singh. He expressed gratitude to & credited Dr Rubinder Kaur and children of Shri Singh for sparing him for the force and for the public. He thanked Shri Singh for his services to the department and said that the department will always look forward to his guidance, advice & counseling. He wished him a healthy and happy post retirement life.
In his address, Shri S. J. M. Gillani said that speaking about the professional ability of outgoing officer is nearly impossible and added that he would personally remember Shri Dilbag Singh for the amount of love and affection he has given to J&K Police Pariwar.
ADGP Headquarters while speaking on the occasion said that Shri Dilbag Singh has been personification of bold and dynamic leadership and inspiration to all of us. He said that the tenure of Shri Singh as the leader of J&K Police for over five years has been marked by unwavering determination and in high degree commitment to the people he was sworn to protect and to the force he was chosen to lead.
ADGP Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar said that Shri Dilbag Singh has been always on the forefront in the fight against terrorism. He has always given priority for the safety & security of the people besides our own personnel. He has always been at the back of his subordinate officers with full support. He lauded his leadership and bold decisions. He narrated some anecdotes of his tenure as well. On behalf of Kashmir Police he wished Shri Singh & his family a happy life ahead.
Wife of Shri Dilbag Singh and outgoing Chairperson PWWA thanked all the personnel of J&K Police and said that their family has lived as a part of the huge J&K Police family. She said J&K was a home away from their home.