Basant Rath, An IPS Officer of 2000 Batch and famously known as the Kangri man of Kashmir has submitted his resignation letter in the office of Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir on 25th of June, 2022.
The reason as given in the letter is that Basant wants to start a new carrier and is planning to Join the Main stream Politics from Kashmir Valley.
Basant also tweeted the letter, submitted in the office of Chief secretary, Jammu and Kashmir.
In another Tweet Basant said:
If I ever join a political party, it WILL be BJP.
If I ever contest an election, it WILL be from Kashmir.
If I ever join politics, it WILL be before March 6, 2024.
Jammu and Kashmir IPS officer Basant Rath was suspended in 2020 for alleged instances of gross misconduct and misbehavior, the Ministry of Home Affairs had said.
“J&K IPS officer Basant Rath was suspended with immediate effect, in connection with repeated instances of gross misconduct and misbehavior, which was brought to the notice of the government,” the MHA said then.