SP Pani Takes Charge As IGP Of Kashmir Range, At 41 He Is Youngest To Hold Post


Swayam Prakash Pani took over as the new Inspector General (IG), Kashmir range, on Tuesday. He replaces Muneer Khan after the latter was shifted after the Srinagar hospital attack in which a militant, being escorted by security officials, had managed to flee.

At 41, Pani is the youngest officer ever to hold the post. He is a 2000-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. A police official told PTI that Pani’s name was given the go-ahead by J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a Cabinet meeting last week.

Pani has served in key positions, including deputy IG, south Kashmir range, senior superintendent of police, Kulgam and Kathua. He has also held position in the served in the Intelligence Bureau and National Investigation Agency (NIA). Read More…

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