J&K cops directed to deposit weapons when they are on leave
Now Jammu and Kashmir police personnel who go on leave will have to deposit their weapons in the post, or the nearest police station when they go on leave. This decision comes in the wake of a Kashmir police constable allegedly decamping with four AK-47 rifles to join the ranks of the ultras. DG, J&K police, K Rajendra has issued directions that police personnel deployed on PSO/ escort duties must deposit their weapons with the post or the nearest police station to ensure there is no theft or any chance of these weapons falling into the hands of anti-national elements.
The DG said that there have been several instances where weapons have been stolen, or snatched away by anti-social elements. As such the cops will have to either submit the weapons at the nearest ‘Kot’ or the police station whatever is feasible.
Instructions have also been used to supervisory officers to prevent police personnel from keeping their weapons in trunks while they are on leave or on any other duty. The DG has also warned that any violation in this regard would be seen seriously, and action would be taken against the offending personal but also the supervisor.