Srinagar:Today on 17th May, 2017, Shri Munir Ahmad Khan, IPS (JK-1994) took over as Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone.In a brief ceremony at ZPHQ Srinagar, Shri Munir Ahmad Khan took over the charge as Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone from Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, IPS.
The newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Munir Khan, who took over the rein of the department Wednesday, has appealed to the students “to concentrate on your education” as “without education, no one can excel in his life”.
“I appeal to the students to concentrate on studies and academics. Without education, no one can excel in his life. Be it a sportsman or any other working person,” Khan told local News agency “KNS” in an exclusive conversation after taking over as the IGP.
“If the students have any grievances, they should approach the appropriate forum where their grievances will be redressed. Stone pelting and taking to streets does not suit students who are the future of our society,” he said.
On the prevailing volatile situation, the IGP said that police will try its “best to set things right” in Kashmir.
“We will try our best to set things rights and restore peace in Kashmir. Things are not as bad here as are being portrayed,” he said.
Asked about the continuous detention of Hurriyat leaders, the IGP said that “if situation improves, we will see about all things”.
“We allowed him (Geelani) for medical consultation today,” the IGP replied when asked about Hurriyat (G) alleging police having denied him permission for medical consultation.
On his message to the people of the valley, the IGP said that peace should prevail in the state if people want to move ahead in progress and prosperity.
“I am a lover of peace and my message to all is to help in bringing peace. Peace should prevail. I appeal all, with hands folded, to help in peace. Let’s us all live in peace,” he told
“It is not an IGP saying, but Munir Khan, a concerned citizen of the state, who represents police, and who has concern for businessmen, tourists, students and all the people of the state,” he said.
Shri Munir Ahmad Khan is a highly decorated Police officer in J&K Police and has held many important postings including SSP Srinagar, SSP Baramulla, SSP Anantnag and SSP Doda. After his promotion as DIG, the officer was posted as DIG South Kashmir Range, DIG Central Kashmir Range and DIG North Kashmir Range. As IGP, he has served as IGP Crime J&K, IGP Traffic J&K and Director Vigilance Organization before being posted as IGP Kashmir Zone.