Not Possible For Police To Protect Schools

Srinagar: Even as the Special Director General of Police, Coordination, Law and Order, S P Vaid Friday instructed all Station House Officers (SHOs) to nab the culprits involved in burning of schools, the top cop said ‘it is not possible for them to guard all schools in the valley.’

“Police is busy in maintaining law and order in the valley and it is very difficult to guard all the schools in the valley,” Vaid said.

He said that police is in the process of identifying the miscreants behind these acts and all station house officers (SHOs) have been directed to nab the culprits. “I want to inform you that police have already detained around 15 people related in the case of torching incident of two Sumo vehicles in Parimpora of Srinagar and the mysterious fire in some areas of the city. I have directed all the SHOs to identify and book the culprits behind burning of schools in the Valley,” he said.

Vaid said that such miscreants are the enemies of society. “These schools will take a lot of time to rebuild the infrastructure; thousands of students are enrolled in these schools. It will impact the overall schooling of the children. People should think over it and should identify these miscreants,” DGP suggested.

Vaid further suggested that the education department should ply their role in this matter. “I suggest the authorities in the education department that they should ask the Chowkidars (Peons) to stay at their schools 24*7 so that these incidents won’t happen.”



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