SRINAGAR: Adding fuel to the border dispute between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, Kargil cops have established its post 11km inside Himachal at Sarchu area of Manali, Times of India reported on Sunday.
“Rejecting the demarcation done by the Survey of India (SI) in 1984 when the boundary between both states was fixed and deputy commissioners of Lahaul-Spiti and Leh had signed the pact, Kargil administration has refused to accept that pact,” the report said.
Kargil administration says Sarchu comes under its jurisdiction and not Leh’s. Lahaul-Spiti police received a complaint from Darcha panchayat pradhan Sonam Dolma that people of J&K region were threatening Lahaul residents to leave Sarchu and go back, the report said.
Lahaul-Spiti superintendent of police (SP) Rajesh Dharmani said a police team had visited Sarchu on Saturday to check law and order. “We are establishing a seasonal check post at Sarchu on May 28. Our cops will keep an eye on all activities there. We shall not tolerate anything against the law. We have come to know that Kargil is claiming nearly 11km land of Himachal,” he said.
According to SP Dharmani, the dispute is around 10 years old and the Himachal government was trying to settle that. “Police can ensure law and order. The border dispute is being settled by government of both the states,” the report quoted him as having said.