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4000 vacancies of constables created; recruitment handed to separate agency: DGP

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Kathua: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Wednesday said that after the administration handed over police recruitment to a separate agency, there are 4000 vacancies of constables in the department while deficiency is being felt everywhere.

“Earlier, police would conduct its recruitment drives itself. Since the recruitment process was handed over to some separate agency, there are 4000 vacancies of police constables in the department. The deficiency in ranks is being felt everywhere in J&K,” DGP Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a security review meeting at Kathua district, as per news agency KNO.

He said that Kathua and its remote villages are maintaining communal harmony. “There are hardworking people who spend days in fields and shops to earn their livelihood. The peaceful atmosphere is prevailing in this district,” the DGP said, adding that “there is a great demand for the police recruitment drives as the youth here are facing unemployment.”

He said that police had always given priority to border areas whenever recruitment drives were held in the past.

Asked about the post-Kokernag encounter where two army officers and a police officer were killed, the DGP said the “situation continues to remain peaceful as it was earlier.”

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