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Srinagar, Nov 7: Vidhi Kumar Birdi has been posted as the new Inspector General of Police of Kashmir region, a government order said on Tuesday .

“Vijay Kumar, IPS (AGMUT: 1997), ADGP Kashmir, is transferred and posted as ADGP (Law & Order), J&K.

A post in the rank of ADGP viz. ADGP (Law & Order), J&K, is temporarily added to the J&K Segment of AGMUT Cadre, in terms of 2nd proviso to sub-rule (2) of Rule 4 of the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, for a period of two years or till the post is held by said officer, whichever is earlier,” a government order issued by the Home department said.

Kumar was posted as IGP, Kashmir in December 2019. He was promoted to the post of Additional Director General in 2022 and he continued to serve in his position as the valley’s police chief.

“Vidhi Kumar Birdi, IPS (AGMUT:2003), is posted as IGP Kashmir vice Vijay Kumar, IPS. In addition, the officer shall also hold the charge of the post of IGP Armed Kashmir, till further orders,” the order added.