PTIJammu, Nov 10:
Police will get bullet-proof vehicles and jackets for most of its men serving in insurgency-hit areas, in view of the recent militant attacks in the Valley, a senior official said Friday.
As many as 26 cops have been killed in the militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley this year, according to official police data.
"Lots of things are being procured to modernise the police force after recent attacks on policemen by militants, and the Ministry of Home Affairs was kind enough to take swift action and sanctioned bullet-proof vehicles for almost all the police stations and senior officers," Director General of Police (DGP), S P Vaid told PTI.
He said the bullet-proof jackets and headgears (patkas) are also under procurement and police modernisation is taking place.
"Around 150 bullet-proof vehicles are being procured and bullet-proof jackets and headgears (patkas) are being given to most of the police men in insurgency-hit areas," the DGP said.
He said there is a lot of support from the state and the central government.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir, he had announced Rs 500 crores for the modernisation of the Jammu and Kashmir Police under the prime minister development programme and that is under procurement.