At 41, Kashmir's new IGP SP Pani is the youngest officer ever to hold the post. He is a 2000-batch Indian Police Service 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.
Image: Former north Kashmir IG Muneer Khan with new IG SP Pani (R).