‘Will look into the matter: Vijay Kumar
Srinagar, Mar 14: Even after the bifurcation of State of Jammu and Kashmir into two territories and according Ladakh the status of new UT, scores of policemen hailing from Kashmir Valley are still stuck in Leh and Kargil.
There are over 40 police constables from Kashmir Valley who have not been relieved yet. Some of the relatives of these constables told Kashmir News Trust that despite Ladakh getting a Union Territory status, their sons who are working in Jammu Kashmir Police Department as Constables have not been relieved and sent to Kashmir.
“All the Ladakhis who were posted in Kashmir and Jammu have been sent to Ladakh back but this is not the case with the policemen who hail from Kashmir,” they said.
They urged upon the people at the helm of affairs to relieve these Kashmir based policemen as soon as possible.
Ladakh was officially declared UT on October 31 with R K Mathur as its first Lieutenant Governor and SS Khandare as its first Inspector General of Police (IGP). Ladah was given a separate divisional status in February 2019.
Advisor to Ministry of Home Affairs for Jammu and Kashmir, K. Vijay Kumar said that it is genuine issue and he will definitely look into it.
Administrative Secretary, Leh, Rigzin Samphel told KNT that the decision of relieving Kashmiri cops from Leh is in the hands of Advisory Committee. “Whatever Advisory Committee will decided on the issue, we will follow,” he said adding that the said Committee will meet soon in New Delhi