HISTORY OF J&K POLICE
The first specific Jammu & Kashmir police force came into existence in the year 1873 with one police officer known as Kotwal and 14 Thanedars for Srinagar City. This police force would control crime and take care of law and order situations with help of Chowkidars and Harkars, who were paid by the population out of their annual agricultural produce on a voluntary basis.
It was in 1913 that the state requisitioned the service of an Imperial Police (IP) officer on deputation and appointed Mr Broadway as the first Inspector General of Police in June, 1913. He continued to be Police chief up to 1917 and was followed by other IP officers.
Since then the Police in J/K has undergone several re-organizations, The employee strength of Police in J&K in the year 1889-90 was 1040, which further rose to 1570 in the year 1903 and forty years later, in 1943-44, the strength of J&K Police was 3179 and at present it has exceeded 83000 mark. The present strength of Kashmir Zone is more than 20000.
Director General of Police (DGP)
Additional Director General of Police
Inspector General of Police (IGP)
Deputy Inspector General of Police
Senior Superintendent of Police
Superintendent of Police (SP)
Additional Superintendent of Police
Assistant SP (IPS) or Deputy SP (JKPSC)
Dy. Superintendent of Police.
Inspector of Police
Sub-Inspector of Police (SI)
Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI)
J&K Police over the years
Copy of FIR No: 57/1965 of Police Station, Budgam, regarding attack on Police Station building and looting of weapons
FIR No 15/1971 regarding hijacking of Indian Fokker Plane to Lahore which was subsequently set ablaze by the hijackers at Lahore Airport. This incident triggered the Indo-Pak war in Dec. 1971, which led to the creation of Bangladesh.
Inspection Note of Sh. G.M. Sadiq.The then Chief Minister of J&K on his visit to Police Station Kothibagh, Srinagar, on 11-04-1970.
A Guard of Honour being presented to the First Chief Minister of J&K, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah by JKP Personnel.
Group Photo of Kashmir Police Officers taken on the occasion of parade held on 9th November, 1933, at Police Lines Srinagar. Seen seated 4th from the left is E.G.B Peel, IP, the then IG of JKP and on his left is W.H. Archbold IP who succeeded Peel as IG in 1936.
Sh. G.M. Bakshi, the then Prime Minister of J&K presenting a medal to Sh. A.M. Wattali, Sr. Officer of J&K Police
Former DGP Shri M.M. Khajuria, IPS addressing a public Meeting in Police Station Dooru,Anantnag, in 1985
|Strength of Kashmir Police in the year 1889-90|
|Rank||Strength||Monthly Salary in Rs|
|Inspr. 1st Grade||01||40/-|
|Inspr. 2nd Grade||03||30/-|
|Inspr. 3rd Grade||01||25/-|
|Dy. Inspr. 1st Grade||01||20/-|
|Dy. Inspr. 2nd Grade||21||15/-|
|Sergeant 1st Grade||03||112/-|
|Sergeant 2nd Grade||06||10/-|
|Sergeant 3rd Grade||34||08/-|
|Constable 1st Grade||150||05/-|
Kashmir Zone was headed by a Dy. Inspector General of Police (DIG) from November 1947 till 1990. It was in 1991 that an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police (IG) took over the charge as the head of Kashmir Zone. During their tenure the following officers served as Inspectors General of Police, Kashmir Zone:
INSPECTOR GENERALS OF POLICE KASHMIR ZONE
|1||Sh. Veeranna Aivalli,IPS||18-9-1991||24-01-1992|
|2||Sh. A.K Suri,IPS||27-01-1992||01-01-1994|
|4||Sh. S.S Ali,IPS||07-02-1995||21-07-1995|
|5||Sh. P.S Gill,IPS||22-07-1995||06-12-1996|
|6||Sh. Gopal Sharma,IPS||06-12-1996||04-03-1997|
|7||Sh. P.S Gill,IPS||04-03-1997||14-07-1999|
|8||Sh. Gopal Sharma,IPS||14-07-1999||24-12-1999|
|9||Sh. Ashok Bhan,IPS||24-12-1999||24-11-2001|
|10||Sh. K. Rajendra Kumar,IPS||24-11-2001||26-10-2004|
|11||Sh. Javaid Mukhdoomi,IPS||26-10-2004||18-11-2005|
|12||Sh. K. Rajendra Kumar,IPS||18-11-2005||21-05-2006|
|13||Sh. S.M Sahai,IPS||21-05-2006||10-09-2008|
|14||Dr. B. Srinivas,IPS||10-09-2008||16-07-2009|
|15||Sh. Farooq Ahmad,IPS||16-07-2009||30-08-2010|
|16||Sh. S.M Sahai,IPS||30-08-2010||16-03-2013|
|17||Sh. A.G Mir,IPS||16-03-2013||17-03-2015|
|18||Sh. S.J.M Gillani,IPS||18-03-2015||17-05-2017|
|19||Sh. Munir Ahmad Khan,IPS||17-05-2017||12-02-2018|
|20||Sh. Swayam Prakash Pani,IPS||12-2-2018||30-12-2019|
|21||Sh. Vijay Kummar,IPS||30-12-2019||Present|