Ladakh: In a significant development, Union Territory of Ladakh gets its own police force and shall not be further referred to as ‘Jammu and Kashmir Police’. The UT of Ladakh which was formed last year on August 5 after scrapping of Article 370 of Jammu and Kashmir, has been assigned its own police force insignias and nomenclature.
An order regarding the change in nomenclature was issued by Inspector General of Police, Ladakh, SS Khandare, on Saturday.
“Wherever the organisational name ‘J&K Police’ is written on any signboards, police vehicles, letterheads, office stationaries, seals and other official items of UT Police should be replaced by the word ‘LADAKH POLICE’ in capital letters henceforth”, the order read.
The order further stated, “No police officer/official shall put on president police collar insignia of J&K Police on uniform,” adding it has the approval of the competent authority.