Angry Mehbooba Mufti leaves Cabinet meeting in huff

The proposal had come from the state’s home department, which Mehbooba heads. It was made as KPS officers do not get promoted beyond the SSP-level unless they are inducted into the IPS.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published:December 10, 2016 3:58 am

 

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J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday left a Cabinet meeting in a huff after her colleagues from the BJP opposed a cadre review proposal for Kashmir Police Service (KPS). Sources said that Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh later visited Mehbooba’s residence along with some ministers to pacify her. There was no official word on what happened, but sources said Singh was able to placate her.

The proposal had come from the state’s home department, which Mehbooba heads. It was made as KPS officers do not get promoted beyond the SSP-level unless they are inducted into the IPS.

Sources said it was proposed to bring KPS on a par with the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) by allowing promotions of state service police officers up to the IG rank amid increased stagnation among officers. It was pointed out that KAS officers get promoted up to the secretary-level without induction into IAS. Sources said that those favouring the proposal argued that secretary is equivalent to IG.

Some BJP ministers objected to the proposal saying that DIGs and IGs are IPS officers and no one can be promoted to this level unless inducted into IPS.

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    Soundar
    Dec 10, 2016 at 3:07 am
    What kind of a woman chief minister? She is unfit to become CM as boycotting her own meeting.
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      dawoodhatao
      Dec 10, 2016 at 6:34 am
      NEWS ALERT : may I know why the hel shahrukh is playing abdul lateef in raees movie who was criminal of gujrat and dawood accomplish. Are indian stupid enough to buy tickets and fill the pockets of dawood ? stan crooks chhota shakeel and dawood has taken millions from indian audience and indian people are so . ....ban this raees movie chhota shakeel has invested in this movie dont be dont watch raees movie
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        Abdulmajeed Khan
        Dec 10, 2016 at 5:24 am
        Dr.Nirnal Singh Objections will earn wrath of police officials and he should remain alert not physically harmed by affected police officers.They are experienced than Dr. Singh.
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          Manzoor
          Dec 10, 2016 at 7:39 am
          No, bhakt of secular democracy.
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            Pmg Pillai
            Dec 10, 2016 at 12:03 am
            Emotiond and anger do not have any lce in acabinet meetng becuse every point must be duscused and riersoiytionsfounnd for this only mentl peace alonewil produce theresukt datd satrday Decenber 10th 2016 Time0530hrsist
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              Sashi Pillai
              Dec 10, 2016 at 7:57 am
              Only stupid people watch Bollywood movies all the actors are Hijara Punjabis and Khans and actresses are hairy punjabi women with thin legs.
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                Indian
                Dec 10, 2016 at 6:06 am
                Oh yes, that department is given only to bhakts by kambakht.
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                  Swadeshi
                  Dec 10, 2016 at 6:51 am
                  And you are bhakt of the most corrupt hi family...who are now tied with the world famous Italian mafia
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                    Hedonist
                    Dec 10, 2016 at 4:33 am
                    There are coalition compulsions.
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