J&K police for setting up of new bodies to improve security

Jammu and Kashmir police have submitted a new proposal to the state government for constituting three new bodies in order to meet challenges on social and security fronts.

Updated: Jan 04, 2011, 14:26 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police have submitted
a new proposal to the state government for constituting three
new bodies in order to meet challenges on social and security
fronts.

The state police department has submitted a new Police
Draft Act, 2010 to the government, seeking the setting up of a
State Security Commission, a Police Establishment Board and a
Police Complaint Authority, Director General of Police (DGP),
Kuldeep Khoda said.

"To meet new challenges keeping in view the changing
social and security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir, police has
submitted to the government the Police Draft Act, 2010
recommending measures," he said.

Under the new PDA, the police have strongly recommended
constitution of State Security Authority, Police Establishment
Board and Police Complaint Authority, the DGP said.

Khoda, who is also the architect of Village Defence
Committees which enable people living in remote areas to
secure themselves from militants, said, "This has been done in
light of directions of Supreme Court regarding reforms in
the Police."

The Police Draft Act, 2010 also recommends introduction
of commissionerate system in police administration in
municipal areas, major urban areas, district headquarters and
the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.

"It is now an acknowledged fact that Jammu and Kashmir
Police has emerged as one of the best forces of the country.
We want to give a new look to the system of policing in J&K
for furthering its betterment," he said.

The DGP, whose tenure saw the least militancy in Jammu
and Kashmir, said the new PDA also recommends separate setups
for internal security and public law and order.

"Under the Act, there would be separate and effective
crime investigation setups and roles, functions, duties and
responsibilities of police," he said.

Social responsibilities of police would also constitute a
major part of this setup, he added.

PTI