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Srinivas is new intelligence chief of JK police

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Srinagar: In a bid to revamp intelligence network in militancy-hit state, the Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday appointed B Srinivas as the new intelligence chief, replacing Abdul Gani Mir who has been sent to police headquarters.

An order issued Tuesday by the state Home Department made the announcement of Srinivas’ appointment as the new Additional Director General of CID.

It is a homecoming for Srinivas as he had successfully served as inspector general (CID) for nearly five years.

However, after the PDP-led alliance government came to power, he was replaced by Mir, a 1994 batch officer.

He was posted as the inspector general in the Shashastra Seema Bal, a paramilitary force looking after Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders.

The state administration, under the governor’s rule, had requested the Centre to relieve him at the earliest. Finally he was relieved late last month and asked to report to the state cadre at the earliest.

A 1990 batch officer, the 54-year-old Srinivas brings with him an experience of intelligence gathering.

During his past 28 years, he has held many sensitive assignments as police chief in various districts of the Valley.

A doctorate in industrial relation, Srinivas has earlier served in the Intelligence Bureau’s counter terrorism team.

Mir has been asked to join police headquarters in the rank of additional director general of police.

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