Fact check of a viral post, which says IPS officer Vijay Kumar appointed J&K LG

There is no such information that has been released from the Ministry regarding the Lieutenant Governor of both territories. 31st October is celebrated as the birthday of Iron man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Written by Newsroom Staff August 11, 2019 14:48

News which went viral

After the scrapping of Article 370, IPS officer Vijay Kumar will become the first Lieutenant Governor of newly made Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir — This news went viral on social media platforms. IPS officer photo along with a message was being shared on social media platforms which read –

”Vijay kumar IPS appointed First Lt Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir!Interesting! Not a politician or bureaucrat !!

The pride of Tamil Nadu….The man who nailed Veerappan ”किए जाने की खबर का सच

Impact of this viral post

This message was shared so frantically on social media that got a space on a few news channels as well as portals. Some claimed that Vijay Kumar has been appointed while other few said that he may be appointed.

Some others claimed that Centre’s interlocutor in Jammu and Kashmir , Dineshwar Sharma is also in the race for Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Dineshwar Sharma has served as the Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB)

What is the real fact?

In 2018, IPS Vijay Kumar was selected as an Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir along with IAS officer BB Vyas, the Chief Secretary of the state. Kumar earlier held the post of senior security adviser to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). A 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, he was the chief of the Special Task Force that launched ‘Operation Cocoon’ to nab or kill sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in Tamil Nadu.

K.K. Vijay Kumar is an IPS officer of 1975 IPS batch, who was appointed as an advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik in 2018, along with IAS officer BB Vyas, the Chief Secretary of the state.

Kumar earlier held the post of senior security adviser to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). A 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, he was the chief of the Special Task Force that launched ‘Operation Cocoon’ to nab or kill sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in Tamil Nadu.

Vijay Kumar has had a illustrious career as an IPS officer and has led many projects. But, as far as the news that is being circulated that he has been appointed as Lieutenant Governor is fake. There is no such announcement made.

President Ram Nath Kovind has just given nod for Union Territory status for Jammu and Kashmir. According to Home Ministry, the two new union territories- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh will come into existence from 31 October.

There is no such information that has been released from the Ministry regarding the Lieutenant Governor of both territories. 31st October is celebrated as the birthday of Iron man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Fact or Rumour ?

This viral post being shared on social media is fake and has no merit.