168 Cops Under Radar, Media Reports

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Government after dismissing government employees in various departments has now put police personnel under its radar whom it believes are involved in subversive/criminal/corrupt activities, a Jammu based newspaper, Daily Excelsior reported.

The report said that 168 police personnel are on the radar of the government and action against them is on the cards.

“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,” Excelsior quoted official sources as saying.
Out of 168, seven personnel are from Jammu while credentials of 161 from Kashmir valley are under radar and being probed. “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,” the report said.

The report said that 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,” sources told Excelsior.
The report said that 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.
Jammu and Kashmir Government has gone on a spree to dismiss services of people whom it deems as involved in “anti-national or militant” activities or considers as “deadwood”.

The process is going on and more civil officials/officers are under the surveillance of the Intelligence agencies and their record/cases are being proved. Asserting that the cases of non-performers are different from pro-terror employees, sources said these are two different categories but in both of them, the officers/officials against whom evidence is gathered will be dismissed from the services, the report said.
“The Government has taken a decision that there will be no leniency with the officers/officials who are either linked to militancy and those who are not performing to the satisfaction that they will be axed from the services,” sources said, adding it was in this context that further action has been initiated against the officials in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Government policy of taking harsh action against pro-terror employees by terminating them from the services has worked well. It has given the desired results. However, there are still some black sheep against whom the Government is acting by collecting evidence through the Intelligence agencies,” sources told Excelsior.


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