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Jammu-Kashmir Police Deploys Young And Exclusive Force To Stop Terrorist Infiltration From Pakistan, Here's All About It

Nishtha Anushree

Jul 04, 2024, 02:48 PM | Updated 02:48 PM IST

Jammu-Kashmir DGP R R Swain with police personnel
Jammu-Kashmir DGP R R Swain with police personnel

To counter the increased infiltration of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, an innovative model is being adopted to take the best advantage of local police personnel.

Around 960 jawans, who passed out from the Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) Training School recently, have been deployed in border areas near their respective villages, the Director General of Police (DGP) said.

Moreover, these jawans will work only on anti-infiltration and anti-terrorism fronts and they will not be deployed as PSOs (personal security officers) or in the office or for any other extra work.

This is the first time the JKP has created a force whose personnel cannot be deployed for any other duty. "There are strict restrictions on them," DGP R R Swain was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

While 560 of them have been deployed in the border areas of the Jammu division and the rest are in Kashmir valley. The recruitment was done based on the area they hail from.

"The selections will be made from the border areas and they will be deployed in the border areas," Swain said suggesting that acquaintance with the area will help them understand the tactics of the terrorists.

The supervisory officers have been asked to deploy them only on anti-infiltration and anti-terrorism work so that the general area security gets enhanced and it becomes extremely difficult for the adversary to infiltrate.

"They are our own boys and they are not from places from outside Jammu and Kashmir – not even from other districts of J-K, but from the respective border tehsils only," Swain said adding that they are "very young."

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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