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J&K Police ask shopkeepers not to deal with police and army uniforms

by | Jul 14, 2022 | Defence

The J&K Police's decision comes after recent terror incidents in the troubled region.
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After attacks on security positions and personnel in J&K, reports are pouring in that terrorists are using Police uniforms to camouflage themselves.

The J&K police have requested shopkeepers and tailors to not sell or stitch uniforms of the police and army to civilians except those carrying valid identity cards.

In a tweet, Srinagar police wrote, “In view of reported misuse, all Cloth/Garment sellers, Tailors etc. are requested not to sell Police/CAPF/army type uniform & camouflage pattern wear to any civilian. Further record of being maintained of all such sales even if they are made to police/CAPF/army (after seeing I Cards)”.

Some suggestions have come up from citizens that let only authorised dealers to sell the police uniforms, which should be accountable to the authorities for their purchase and selling the items and let the details of those who purchase the same should be shared with the authorities.

Surinder Singh Oberoi
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