The Jammu and Kashmir police has put 168 personnel of its on radar for their reported involvement in subversive/criminal/corrupt activities and action against them is on the cards, Daily Excelsior reported.
This comes after dismissal of several civil officers/officials by the Jammu and Kashmir Government including senior ones for their direct/indirect involvement in militant activities.
Among 168 Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) personnel whose links with subversives are under investigation, only seven belonged to Jammu division while 161 are in Kashmir valley, official sources told the Excelsior.
Seven police personnel, whose credentials are doubtful and being probed by the police at highest level in Jammu division include two each from Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts and one in Kishtwar while 161 cops, who are under radar in Kashmir, belonged to all 10 districts of the Valley.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Davinder Singh was dismissed from the services by the Government in May last year for his involvement in terror activities.
However, out of 168 police officers/officials, whose cases are under review, two are in the rank of Inspectors, 11 Sub Inspectors and 49 Assistant Sub Inspectors. Rest are in the ranks of Head Constables, Selection Grade Constables, Constables and Followers.
“The track record and credentials of the police personnel will be examined minutely. Their performance and role, if any, in subversive and militant activities will be looked into,” the Jammu based newspaper quoting sources reported.
There is a condition that the police personnel against whom action is proposed to be taken might have completed 22 years of service or attained 48 years of age, they said.
As per the sources, this is for the first time that such a major exercise has been initiated by the Police Department to weed out the police personnel who are involved in subversive/criminal/corrupt activities.
“And the action is expected to be taken shortly after approval of the concerned authorities,” the sources said.