Where is J&K Police? ‘Banned’ army uniforms on sale in Jammu markets - watsupptoday.com
Where is J&K Police? ‘Banned’ army uniforms on sale in Jammu markets
Posted 19 Feb 2018 03:38 PM

Authorities have banned the sale of combat dresses and uniforms of Army and other security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s all districts, especially thyose bordering Pakistan, in a bid to prevent them from reaching into the hands of terrorists.
Every year District Magistrates of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch impose ban under relevant sections of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) debarring unauthorised person or firm from procuring, storing, stitching and selling Army combat dresses in open.
A visit to some markets in the city revealed that there was no impact of the ban. From Nagrota to Satwari, these combat dresses are on sale on prices ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1000.
It may be recalled that terrorist in army combat uniforms in the past, have carried out attacks on army and paramilitary forces both in Jammu as well as Kashmir Valley. But still these Army uniforms are easily available not only with authorised dealers but are even sold by the roadside vendors in open markets.
District administrations issue ban orders but it has to be implemented by the police.
Many times even security agencies have requested the concerned authorities to implement the ban and regulate the procurement of such articles, in the backdrop of attacks in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts by terrorists donning Army combat dresses and uniforms of security forces over the years. But it seems the Police has not yet awaken from its deep sleep.
While talking to STATE TIMES, Sugandh Sharma, a student shared, “In every video clip we see terrorist in Army fatigue. Not only Army, they also use combat uniforms of CRPF, BSF and other forces.
It is a point of concern. Recently in Sunjwan attack investigation it was found that terrorist were wearing CRPF uniform. The question arises why these uniforms are sold in open markets without any check. It is really sad that the Army uniforms are available so easily in the market and no one is there is to keep a check on this.
What is J & K Police doing? Is this the way to perform duty? Why cannot they just work to implement the laws made by the administration. I feel it is high time that our police should come in action and perform their duty.”
Where is J&K police? Are they not watching the sale of these combat dresses in the market? When will they perform their duty? Why our Police always lack when it comes to implementation?

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