J&K police to install computer chips in weapons
With a sudden spurt in incidents of weapon snatching by militants in the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Kashmir police has decided to install computer chips in firearms so these can be traced.
A proposal in this regard was sent by the army, which offered its help in installing computer chips in the weapons, official sources said. Director General (Law and Order and Coordination) S P Vaid held a meeting with senior officials of South Kashmir recently where the spate of incidents of weapon snatching was discussed.
According to sources, Vaid, who will be taking over as DGP of Jammu and Kashmir Police on January one, gave clear instructions that anyone attempting to snatch the weapons from police personnel should be dealt with firmly and, if need be, fire should be opened at them.