Jammu: The government on Monday informed the legislative assembly that 48 policemen were killed on duty in the last two years.
In a written reply to a question raised by BJP MLA Ravinder Raina, Minister in charge home said that since in 2016, 17 policemen including two assistant sub-inspectors were killed.
It said that in 2017, 26 policemen including one sub-inspector was killed in Jammu and Kashmir. Five SPOs were killed last year, it said.
The government replied that ministry of home affairs has taken steps for “modernization of state police forces scheme” with the objectives of training and fully equipping the police forces with the latest weaponry, improved housing facilities, safe and secured police stations and to modernize police communication.
Under the scheme, it said, the Jammu and Kashmir police have brought new tools and techniques in term of efficient communication, quick mobility, modern detection and investigation tools, information technology, modern weaponry and other sophisticated gadgetry for improving effectiveness of police in every aspect of service.
The police headquarters, it said, has been able to purchase operational vehicles, security equipment including body armours, helmets, ballistic group shield, explosive detection devices, night vision devices, jammer system, access control system, rescue equipment’s and surveillance equipment.