187 J&K cops to be repatriated from Ladakh

On August 5, Government of India announced to bifurcate the erstwhile State of J&K into two UTs - J&K and Ladakh - and the announcement was officially implemented on October 31.
187 J&K cops to be repatriated from Ladakh
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At least 187 policemen of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory working in Ladakh UT are being transferred back.

Top police officialsrevealed to Greater Kashmir that all the policemen presently working ondeputation in Ladakh would be relieved once the administration completes allformalities.

A delegation of aggrieved policemen from Kashmir, who havebeen working in Leh for past many years, alleged that they were not beingrelieved by their officers despite orders issued in this regard.

"We don't know why we are not being relieved so that we canjoin our duties back in Kashmir," the delegation said. They alleged that theywere supposed to be relieved soon after Ladakh was officially declared as aseparate UT. "The delay is on the part of Ladakh administration. We are workingunder extreme cold conditions and our leaves too have been cancelled," theysaid.

SSP Leh, Sargun Shukhla, said, "Once there is an officialnod, they will be relieved."

In February 2019, Ladakh was given a division status withseparate Divisional Commissioner and Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Saughat Biswas was appointed first Divisional Commissioner ofLadakh SS Khandare was given the charge of first IGP in November this year.

After Ladakh as declared UT officially on October 31, R KMathur took oath as Lieutenant Governor while Umang Narula took over as theAdvisor to LG.

On August 5, Government of India announced to bifurcate theerstwhile State of J&K into two UTs – J&K and Ladakh – and the announcementwas officially implemented on October 31.

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