187 J&K cops to be repatriated from Ladakh

At least 187 policemen of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory working in Ladakh UT are being transferred back.

Top police officials revealed to Greater Kashmir that all the policemen presently working on deputation in Ladakh would be relieved once the administration completes all formalities.

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

“We don’t know why we are not being relieved so that we can join our duties back in Kashmir,” the delegation said. They alleged that they were supposed to be relieved soon after Ladakh was officially declared as a separate UT. “The delay is on the part of Ladakh administration. We are working under extreme cold conditions and our leaves too have been cancelled,” they said.

SSP Leh, Sargun Shukhla, said, “Once there is an official nod, they will be relieved.”

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

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

After Ladakh as declared UT officially on October 31, R K Mathur took oath as Lieutenant Governor while Umang Narula took over as the Advisor to LG.

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.