Srinagar, August 9: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday gave his assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 bifurcating the state into two union territories - Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. After the bill was passed, reports also surfaced that the Centre is considering Retired IPS officer Vijay Kumar and Centre's Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma for the post of Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Jammu and Kashmir UT.
While there is no official confirmation about who will be the next L-G of Jammu and Kashmir, people on social media have already started congratulating IPS Vijay Kumar.
Here Are Some of The Tweets Congratulating Kumar:
Shri. Vijay Kumar IPS,
appointed first Lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
He is pride of Tamil nadu, who nailed the dreaded Veerappan.
— Major Shailendra Singh🇮🇳 (@MAJORshailendra) August 9, 2019
Congrets j&k for new begining
Ips vijay kumar is the first L G pic.twitter.com/a80dIp2GdJ
— अभिषेक शाही (@2JxEUtubTJB2RT5) August 9, 2019
K Vijay Kumar, IPS, is appointed Lt. Governor of J&K. He was the Chief of the Special Task Force of Tamil Nadu that was involved in the death of the Veerappan during Operation Cocoon of 2004. He had also been the senior advisor to Home Ministry for the Left Wing Extremism areas pic.twitter.com/uCL52B0DdV
— Sanatan Dharmi 🚩🕉️ (@DeshbhaktSolo) August 9, 2019
IPS Vijay Kumar is currently an Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir governor. He was appointed to the post of Advisor in June last year along with IAS officer BB Vyas. The 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre earlier held the post of senior security adviser to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). He led Special Task Force that launched 'Operation Cocoon’ to nab or kill Veerappan, a sandalwood smuggler in Tamil Nadu. Article 370 Abrogation in Jammu and Kashmir Challenged in Supreme Court by Kashmiri Lawyer.
The retires IPS officer also served in the Kashmir Valley as Inspector General of the Border Security Force (BSF) between 1998 and 2001. He was Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for two years after Naxals killed 75 personnel in Dantewada in 2010. Kumar also head the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad in 2008.
The retired IPS officer served in the Elite Special Protection Group (SPG) with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi from 1985 to 1990. He was then posted as the SP of Dindigul district followed by Vellore district in 1991. Jammu: Section 144 Withdrawn, Educational Institutes to Open Tomorrow Days After Abrogation of Article 370 in J&K.
The Narendra Modi government, on August 5, diluted Article 370 by scrapping special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The state was also divided into two union territories. According to an order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh will become union territories on October 31 which also happens to be Sardar Vallabhbai Patel's 144th birth anniversary.