19 officers appointed as executive magistrates in Rajouri

The decision was taken on a proposal submitted by the Rajouri district magistrate on June 5, Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.

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Jammu, Publish Date: Jun 20 2017 1:01AM | Updated Date: Jun 20 2017 1:01AM
19 officers appointed as executive magistrates in RajouriFile Photo

The Jammu and Kashmir government today appointed 19 officers as executive magistrates to maintain law and order and coordinate with police in Rajouri district.

The decision was taken on a proposal submitted by the Rajouri district magistrate on June 5, Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.

In order to maintain law and order in the district and to have a vibrant machinery of magistracy for coordination with the police and prompt action under the Criminal Procedure Code, a proposal was submitted to the government for vesting powers of executive magistrates in these officers, he said.

The DC said the total number of executive magistrates in the district has gone up to 61 with these appointments.