Ladakh Police

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Ladakh Police
Ladakh Police Insignia
Ladakh Police Insignia
AbbreviationL.P.
MottoKhidmat aur Himmat
(Service & Courage)
Agency overview
Formed31 October, 2019
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionLadakh, India
Map of the Ladakh Police's jurisdiction (lighter shade denotes claimed but not controlled areas)
Size59,146 km²
Population274,289
Legal jurisdictionLadakh
Governing bodyGovernment of India
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersLeh
Kargil[1]
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Home Affairs, Government of India
Website
http://police.ladakh.gov.in/

Ladakh Police is the police agency responsible for law enforcement and investigations within the Union territory of Ladakh, India. It came into existence on 31 October 2019.

History[edit]

The union territory of Ladakh was formed on 31 October as a result of provisions contained within the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.[3] The region was previously part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and policing was the responsibility of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. A new organisation for the police force of Ladakh was created as part of the reorganisation.[4]

Organizational structure[edit]

Ladakh Police is under the direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of India. It is headed by an Additional Director General of Police (IGP).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LG, UT HQRS, Head of Police to have Sectts at both Leh, Kargil: Mathur". 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Umang Narula made adviser to Ladakh's Lt Governor, SS Khandare appointed police head".
  3. ^ "What is the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019?". Jagranjosh.com. 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "लद्दाख की अपनी होगी खाकी, जम्मू-कश्मीर पुलिस भी दिल्ली की तरह उप राज्यपाल को करेगी रिपोर्ट". Amar Ujala (in Hindi).