Forcibly retired IPS officer moves High Court

Forcibly retired IPS officer moves High Court

In the petition, the hearing of which will be held tomorrow, Dar has questioned the legality and intent behind the order to forcibly retire him from service and sought orders to quash it.

"The Court will hear the petition tomorrow as the State government had filed a caveat in this regard," Additional Advocate General Ali Mohammad Magray told PTI.

Dar was retired forcibly last week after it came to light that he had got his date of birth changed from February 5, 1949 to November 25, 1951. He filed the petition yesterday.

The officer, who was IG security at the time of his forced retirement, had sought to change his date of birth when he was an officer in the Kashmir Police Service (KPS) of the state before his induction into IPS in 1995.

However, the state government, following an inquiry into the matter, effected the change in his date of birth after he was inducted into the premier police service of the country.

Dar has held several important posts during his career spanning almost 34 years and was police chief of the Valley during the last year's summer unrest in Kashmir.

For nearly a decade, the records of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs showed Dar's date of birth as November 25, 1951 and his counsel is pleading that it was acceptance of the amendment made in the records.