Jammu: A senior IPS officer in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday denied the genuineness of pictures that have gone viral on the social media showing an orderly tying his shoe and another acting as a caddy during a golf match. His son said the photos were "misinterpreted".
Deputy Inspector General, Jammu-Kathua range, Shakeel Baig told IANS the photographs showing somebody tying his shoes are not genuine and somebody is out to malign his image.
A photograph showing a man in civil dress tying the officer's shoe was posted on Facebook purportedly by Baig's son Tony, and had a caption said the officer was "a real king who had not put on his shoes himself for the last 15 years". Another photo showed a man with a rifle hanging from his shoulder acting as a golf caddy.
In his reaction, Baig said: "The picture is doctored and has been uploaded with malicious intent. How could an educated son ever put up such a photograph with such a caption that would bring the name of the family in disrepute?"
He said his son has vehemently denied uploading the photograph on Facebook or writing the post under it.
"I am trying to find out who doctored the photograph and the caption to put it on the website.
In a statement Wednesday, Tony Baig said: "The pictures shown by the media are just misleading and misinterpreted.
"In the photograph displayed on Instagram, the man holding the umbrella was in fact a waiter and doing so of his own accord. He is not a member of the police force.
"Likewise for the photograph with a man helping him to try on shoes. He was also not a member of the police force either but a salesman from a shoemaker.
"Thirdly the man holding the flag in the golf course is not acting as a caddy as we can see him not carrying the golf kit or any thing concerned with golfing. It's just misrepresenting the pictures and facts for some vested interest.