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J&K govt disbands SOG

February 24, 2003 20:39 IST

Fulfilling its election promise just two days before the Pampore assembly bypoll, the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday disbanded the controversial Special Operations Group of the local police.

A government order directed assimilation of SOG personnel into the regular force.

It directed the post of Superintendent of Police (Operations) in the districts be abolished and re-designated as Additional Superintendents of Police.

The concerned district SPs would henceforth be incharge of all counter insurgency operations in their areas of jurisdiction, the order said.

The SOG was unpopular and accused of extra-judicial killings, extortion and abductions.

The PDP had promised to disband the group and had been drawing flak for not fulfilling this pre-poll promise.


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Sub: PDP is anti indian

what PDP wants to do is to get pure islamic party, and to get vots of 90% muslims of indian kashmir. By doing this they ...


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Sub: building confidence

what shud have been done 15yrs earlier has at least started. Somebody has come up to build peoples' confidence in adminstrartive machinery


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Sub: An unfortunate decision

Dear Sir, This is a yet another example of irresponsible politicians fishing in troubled waters to seek/retain power, and later on expecting the security forces ...


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