J&K approves new police sub divisions for Gurez, Marwah

Satya Pal Malik. (File Photo: IANS)

Srinagar, Oct 24 (IANS) In order to provide greater access to the civil and police administration to residents of Marwah and Gurez, the Jammu and Kashmir State Administrative Council (SAC) on Wednesday approved the creation of police sub-divisions for the two areas.

The SAC met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik.

It approved the creation of nine posts for the police sub-division of Marwah in Kishtwar district. The posts include of Deputy Superintendent of Police, head constable and selection grade constable, four posts of constable and two posts of constable (operations).

The SAC also approved the creation of a police sub-division at Gurez, to be headquartered at Dawar in Bandipora district, and creation of one post of Deputy Superintendent of Police for it.

It said the distance from Marwah to the district headquarters at Kishtwar is about 70 km via Dachhan, and 250 km via Sinthan Top. Similarly, the distance from Gurez to district headquarters at Bandipora is over 65 km.

Due to lack of proper accessibility, the grievance redressal in these areas needed further attention, the order said, adding that the creation of police sub-divisions at Marwah and Gurez will bring people of these areas closer to civil and police administration and help to address their grievances effectively.

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