JK Police does not pay bills; BSNL cuts off connections

No one is above the bills

JAMMU, Feb 18: Telephones in Police Stations like RS Pura, Nowabad, Kanachack, Gharota, Janipur, Bakshi Nagar, Akhnoor, Jhajjar Kotli, Pir Mitha, Channi Himmat, Bishnah, Domana and Gandhi Nagar are non-functional due to non-payment of bills, sources said.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has disconnected the landline communication link of large number of Police Stations in Jammu district due to failure of the Police Department to clear the dues. When contacted GM BSNL, Jammu, Gautam Lal said that due to pending dues, the landlines of the Police Stations have been disconnected. “If we get the pending dues, we will restore the landlines”, he added.

SSP Jammu Uttam Chand also confirmed that landline communication of numerous Police Stations has been snapped by the BSNL due to non-payment of bills. The cutting down of landline communication link of various Police Stations is not only creating problems for the police personnel but also for the common masses. People have been left with no other option but to call on officer’s cell phone number and creating problem for self as sometimes the officers did not pick up calls from unknown numbers. Disconnected landlines can create problems in maintenance of law and order.