Div Com reviews law and order situation

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SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon re­viewed the overall situation in Kashmir at an officers’ meeting here today. He also got first hand appraisal of situation through Video-Con­ference with Deputy Commis­sioners of various districts and district Police Chiefs.

Among others, Deputy Com­missioner Srinagar, Prin­cipal Government Medi­cal College, Srinagar and Director Health Services, Kashmir also attended the meeting and apprised Divi­sional Commissioner about the ground situation.

In the onset of meeting, the Divisional Commissioner ex­pressed grief and sorrow over the loss of innocent lives.

Divisional Commissioner was informed that the civilians in­jured in clashes are being pro­vided treatment at Associated and District Hospitals. 

The Divisional Commis­sioner directed the Deputy Commissioners and District SSPs for keeping close vigil on the situation. He asked the concerned for deploy­ing duty magistrates at all police stations to coordinate with Police and paramilitary forces dealing with the law and order situation. He also asked the Deputy Commis­sioners for keeping liaison with the members of Civil Society, saying that it would also go a long way in restor­ing normalcy at the earliest.

Divisional Commissioner directed for ensuring round-the-clock presence of doctors and paramedics, besides availability of life saving drugs and ambulances at all dispensaries and hospi­tals to meet any exigency. He asked the concerned for ensuring essential services like power and water supply, availability of ration, LPG and K.oil so that people do not face any inconvenience.

Divisional Commissioner ap­pealed the general public to assist local administration in maintaining peace and normalcy in their respec­tive areas. He also requested the parents to counsel their wards not to take law in hands and indulge in ran­sacking of public property. 

It was informed that all essen­tial services are in place and no shortage of essential com­modities is reported from any district of the Division. 

It was decided that police shall treat identity cards of employees of essential services as “curfew passes” wherever restrictions are imposed by District Magis­trates. (KNS)

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