Probe initiated in missing weapons of J&K Police

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 1/13/2018 2:12:52 AM Front Page

JAMMU: Taking notice of numerous complaints regarding scores of the official weapons missing from police records including lethal guns like AK 47 and AK 57, the State Police has ordered constitution of the audit committee with Senior Superintendents of Police(SSPs) being asked to conduct probe in this serious matter. The issue of missing weapons came to light after Superintendent of Police Anantnag raised issue that some weapons have been found missing in their records.
Official sources said that the cops under transfer have to take No Demand Certificate (NDC) from concerned district SPs after submitting their official weapons, besides relieving certificate, however, the same precedence was not followed in the elite police force (JKP), adding that the practice was going on without any check.
They further said that the alarm in this connection was raised by the Anantnag Police following which constitution of audit committee was ordered.
Following the reports of missing of the official weapons in Kashmir, IGP Kashmir Muneer Khan ordered constitution of the audit committee whereby, the entire concerned district SSPs were asked to conduct probe to find out that how many weapons have gone missing from their districts.
"Yes, an audit committee has been constituted following the reports that some of the official weapons issued to the cops were not deposited back to the issuing authority (Koth), after their transfer," said IGP Khan.
Official sources informed that Khan has taken up the issue seriously, keeping in view of the past record where in official weapons reached at the hands of terrorists.
As per official records, so far 28 weapons have been snatched by terrorists at eight places in south Kashmir, in various attacks on minority pickets, isolated posts or personnel providing security to politicians. These include rifles such as carbines, AK-47s, INSAS, SLRs and 303.

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