Sheesh Paul Vaid, IPS (JK:86), has been appointed Director General of Police (Prisons) in J & K, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Vaid was recently promoted to the rank of Director General in Jammu & Kashmir.
Earlier he was the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP),Headquarters (PHQ) in Jammu & Kashmir.
From 1988 to 1990, he was the Additional Superintendent of Police in Badgam and was promoted as Superintendent in the same district in 1990, the year when he faced maximum militant attacks. He also topped the International Commanders' programme at Police staff College at UK.
In his career span Vaid has been attacked several times. In March 1999, the then Deputy Inspector General of Police, Baramulla range in the Kashmir Valley, Vaid suffered a severe hand injury when 25 militants ambushed his car and two escort gypsies on the national highway, on his way to Baramulla after a review meeting at Srinagar where he was officiating as Inspector General.
The militants, aware that his car was bullet-proof, hurled hand-grenades and used powerful universal machine guns which pierce through bullet-proof glass, instead of the commonly used AK-47s.
In 1990 then Superintendent in Badgam, Vaid was accompanying his wife along with their month-old daughter from Gulmarg to Badgam. Militants attacked the convoy killing two army men in the vehicle in front of his car. The apprehended militants later admitted that the attack was meant to assassinate him.