Home »  Magazine »  National »  Beware The Journo

Beware The Journo

IB man V.G. Vaidya’s letter of warning to K.P.S. Gill

Beware The Journo
Beware The Journo

On December 30, 1991, V.G. Vaidya, special director, Intelligence Bureau, sent a “sec­ret” communication to then DGP K.P.S. Gill in which he referred to fake and simulated encounters. He said that district-level police off­icers should be extremely discreet and circumspect in dealing with the western media. “They sho­uld refrain from even implicitly (sic!) hinting that they indulge, connive or app­rove of anything which was in violation of the law of the land. Their professional compulsions in executive actions should not get reflected in their public utt­erances which should be correct and res­ponsible.” The letter was in the context of district police chiefs parading before a London Guardian correspondent some militants in custody who were later shown kil­led in a police chase—which naturally made the paper draw the inference that they had been done away in  fake encount­ers. In an interview in Sep­­t­ember, K.P.S. Gill denied having ever received such a letter. When Outlook rem­inded him of its details, he brushed it aside saying, “IB had no role in anti-terrorist work and has tried to run down the efforts of the Punjab police”.


Post a Comment

You are not logged in, To comment please / Register
or use
Next Story : To ‘Skoda’, Rs 50 lakh
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

or just type initial letters