Several Police Stations and Police posts across the state are without basic amenities like toilet and drinking water.
Information provided by the Public Information Officer cum AIG Welfare of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters in response to an RTI application under Right to Information Act has revealed that 48 Police stations and 14 Police posts in the state are without any toilet facility.
Similarly to the query on availability of drinking water facility for the officers and police personnel, the information discloses that 49 Posts and 23 Police Stations are without this vital basic facility.
On the question of any proposals, plans with Police department, under which these basic amenities would be provided to the Police Stations, the PHQ reply vide letter no. PHQRTI/-02/2015/146-48 dated 06/02/2015, evades any direct response.
Instead the department states 'the facilities like providing drinking water, toilets etc is the prime priority of the department and the same is projected under annual action plans in phased manner'.
In the communication letter, the information seeker and RTI activist Raman Sharma has also been apprised that there are 215 Police stations, which include 11 police stations of Railway, 2 of Women, 2 of CID, 2 of Crime Branch, 1 Tourist and 4 AHTU, besides 178 crime police posts and 108 border police posts sanctioned and functioning in the state.
In response to the queries about special facilities/infrastructures created at the Model Police Stations, the Public Information Officer informed that the information in this regard shall be provided by the respective PIO's of the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir/Jammu.