Bhubaneswar: 2000-batch IPS officer Swayam Prakash Pani is the new IG of Kashmir. He takes over baton from Muneer Khan who recently got promoted as ADG.
Pani, a native of Odisha, has broken the cycle of recent IG Kashmir who have all been residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Before his posting as DIG South Kashmir, Pani has spent years in NIA where he was part of a team which questioned David Coleman Headley in 2010. He also worked in IB briefly.He is the youngest to be appointed IG, Kashmir range, officials said.
Pani also relentlessly worked to bring misguided youths to the mainstream and succeeded in seven such cases.
Pani also ensured securing arrests of militants from encounter sites.