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Govt. sanctions SOG and BDS as specified category of JKP; JK-DGP thanks LG, Administration

Jammu, Jan 20: The Director General of Police, J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir Police has expressed gratitude to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir for sanction of Special Operation Group and Bomb Disposal Squads as a classified category of Jammu Kashmir Police.

He has also thanked JK administration for clearing promotion of IGsP, DIsG and other IPS officers of Jammu Kashmir Police.

Shri Singh while thanking the Hon’ble Lt. Governor Jammu & Kashmir Shri Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary J&K Shri B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, Home secretary Shri Shaleen Kabra has said that the sanction would give a formal structure to elite wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police and enable drawl of the hardship allowance for specified category of JK Police. He said this will boost the morale of the Jawans and motivate them for better performance in challenging circumstances.

DGP has also congratulated the IPS officers and their families who have been cleared for the promotion by the Departmental Promotion Committee yesterday. He has wished them all the best and good luck.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Hon’ble Home Minister and Union Home Secretary for their clearance to hold DPC in respect of IPS officers due for promotion as on First of January 2021 in the erstwhile JK cadre. 

The Home Department has issued an order with reference to the government order No 72-F of 2019 of 16 January 2019 and government order No Home-878 of 2019 dated 1 August 2019 to this effect. The decision will benefit 2288 officers and Jawans working on anti terror front and 179 Bomb Disposal Squad personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Meanwhile, the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary J&K Shri B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, Advisor to Hon’ble LG Ladakh Shri Umang Narula, Home secretary J&K Shri Shaleen Kabra and DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh has cleared the promotion of 1996 batch IPS officers to the rank of ADGP which includes IGP Jammu Zone Shri Mukesh Singh, IGP Crime J&K Shri M. K. Sinha, and IGP Armed Jammu Zone Shri Danesh Rana.

The DPC also cleared three DIsG of 2007 IPS batch DIG Udhampur Reasi Range Shri Sujit Kumar, DIG Jammu Kathua Samba Range Shri Vivek Gupta, DIG North Kashmir Range Shri M. Suleman Choudhary for confirmation as DIsG and DIG Doda Kishtwar Ramban Range Shri Abdul Jabbar for selection grade level 13 (IPS, 2008 Batch) 2017 IPS batch officers Shri Nikhil Borkar, Ms. Mohita Sharma, Ms. Tanushree and Shri Anayat Choudhary have been cleared for promotion as SsP in the said DPC.

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‘Militant associate’ arrested in Kupwara; 10 grenades, 182 bullets recovered

(Asian News Hub) – Army and police have recovered ten grenades and 182 rounds of Ak-47 rifle from a militant associate who was arrested in Kralpora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said army 160 Territorial Army and SOG Kralpora arrested the “militant associate” Abdul Ahad Lone based on specific information. “10 grenades and 182 Ak-47 rounds” have been recovered from his possession.They said middle-aged man was associated with Al-Badr formerly.

A police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway.

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Three unidentified militants killed in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 46 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

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Militant killed in an ongoing encounter at Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that one militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 44 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

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