Anti-Militancy Ops To Continue in Kashmir Despite Covid-19: DGP

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Srinagar: Despite the coronavirus pandemic, police will carry out anti-militancy operations across Jammu and Kashmir to ‘bring a lasting peace’ in the Union Territory, DGP Dilbagh Singh said Wednesday.

Singh, who visited Baramulla district today to take stock of Covid-19 pandemic and review security scenario said that the anti-militancy grid will continue its operations and no compromise will be made in the efforts for establishing a lasting peace in the Union Territory, a police spokesperson said.

The DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar. He chaired a meeting of senior officers of police and central armed forces.

Stressing for more vigil and alertness, Singh said that infiltration attempts were being constantly from across the border to push militants. He said security forces were maintaining alert at the borders to check the “nefarious designs of our neighbor”

Commending the work of police, army and central armed forces, DGP said that the forces have to consistently safeguard and protect the people and institutions from the Pakistan sponsored onslaughts.

During the meeting, Singh also stressed for implementing the government orders in letter and spirit to contain the spread of Coronavirus, particularly in red zone areas, the police spokesperson said.

“He directed that all the necessary preventive and precautionary measures have to be strictly enforced on ground to check the disease. He emphasized upon the officers to continue all help in tracking the contacts of Corona positive persons so that the transmission chain could be breached,” Singh, as per police spokesperson said.

He directed the officers that only permissible public movement has to be allowed, particularly in the areas declared as containment zones.

“He commended the role of social and religious leaders for asking people to stay and pray from their homes during the holy month of Ramazan and added that without people’s cooperation desired results cannot be achieved,” the police spokesperson said.

Earlier, officers gave a detailed briefing to the DGP about the preparation and contribution made amid Covid-19 and the security situation of their respective areas and jurisdictions.

On Tuesday, , the DGP visited south Kashmir’s Anantnag and took stock of the security scenario and preparation to contain the spread of Covid-19 disease, the police spokesperson added.

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