Senior Odia IPS Basant Rath suspended for misconduct

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Jammu: Senior IPS officer Basant Kumar Rath, who is posted as IGP (traffic) in Jammu and Kashmir, has been placed under suspension by the Ministry of Home Affairs for gross misconduct and misbehavior.

Rath, a 2000 batch IPS officer, hailing from Odisha’s Puri, had reportedly filed a written complaint against the Director General of Police (DGP) of the union territory, Dilbag Singh, apprehending threat to his safety and reputation.

The IPS officer has been asked not to leave the Jammu headquarters without obtaining the permission of DGP, Jammu and Kashmir Police during his suspension period.

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