Srinagar: A BJP legislator said on Thursday that some police officers are on the payrolls of Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI and militant outfits.
In a video, that has gone viral on social networking sites, BJP MLA Ravinder Raina is seen talking to reporters and accusing a senior police officer Rakesh Kumar of acting as an ISI agent. Kumar is presently posted in border town of Rajouri district as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
“There are some Pakistani elements in police department, who are receiving funds from ISIS, ISI, Hafiz Saeed, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. They are disturbing peace in Sunderban, Rajouri and Poonch,” alleged Raina.
“I think a police officer ASP Rakesh is an ISI agent and is receiving funds from militants,” he claimed. “He would not have cane charged people who were demonstrating peacefully and shouting bharat mata ki jai while carrying tri-colour,” he added.
Raina told Kashmir Reader that he stands by his comments insisting inquiry be initiated against “anti-national” elements in the police.
“I have great regard for the bravery of JK police but some black sheep are a blot on this organisation. The number of such anti-nationals is quite few but they are posing threat to integrity of the country,” Raina added.
He alleged that Kumar was also involved in bovine smuggling.
However, BJP state president Sat Sharma said he was not aware about the issue but there can be “some black sheep”.
“I don’t want to comment on policing but there can be some black sheep (in the department),” Sharma said.
Inspector General of Police, Jammu range Dinesh Rana said if the legislator has leveled allegations against the police, he should contact and submit evidence.