Jammu, (JPN/Agencies): The Jammu and Kashmir Government forced an IPS officer to retire for allegedly fudging his date of birth, officials informed.

The state government forcefully retired IG Security Farooq Ahmed on Friday after a panel, probing cases of senior police officers involved in fudging of birth certificates, has found that he had tampered with his date of birth to extend his services in the department, a senior official said.

Some more officers are under the scanner of the probe committee, set up by the state government, and they will also face the same action if found guilty, he said.

Farooq, a Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officer who was promoted to IPS cadre, had submitted a new DoB certificate to the department in which his date of birth was November 1951. But the probe panel found that in the original certificate, his date of birth was February, 1949.

As per the guidelines, Farooq should had retired in February 1999 but he was still continuing in the office.

Farooq has served in various posts including IGP Kashmir, DIG Jammu, IG Security and IG CID.

ADG Gopal Reddy, currently serving as ADG Civil Defence, has now been made IG Security.