Stay Alert In Ensuing Fortnight, DGP To Forces

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday directed security forces to remain very alert for ensuing fortnight and put into use all resources so that the religious festivals as well as the I-Day celebrations pass off peacefully.

Chairing a high-level security meeting here, the DGP said that there will be provocations by the “anti-national and anti-social elements” during this period and as such all the personnel deployed on checkpoints, on operations, on static guards and other deployments need to be briefed on regular basis.

“He complimented the officers and said that a lot of good work has been done during the last few months on operations as well as on the law & order front. However, the guard cannot be lowered and there is a need to consolidate the gains,” the DGP, according to a police spokesperson said.

The high level security review meeting was held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) Srinagar in which over all security scenario of the J&K particularly security arrangements with regard to ensuing EID, and August 15 were discussed. The efforts of collective fight against the COVID 19 by the Police, CAPFs and Civil Administration were also discussed, the spokesperson said.

The meeting was attended by ADGP (CID) J&K R.R. Swain, ADGP (Cord) S.J.M Gillani, ADGP Law & Order/Headquarter (PHQ), A.G Mir, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P Pole, IGP CRPF (Ops) Rajesh Kumar, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IGP CRPF P K Pandey, DIG BSF B K Jha, DIG SSB Ranjeet Singh, DIG CRPF D S Maan, IYC (Ops) ITBP N S Bhandhari and officers of Police Headquarters.

IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, all range DIsG and all district SSPs of J&K attended the meeting via video conference from their respective places of postings. “The DGP said that all the efforts must be put in place to enhance the security of the vulnerable people and places. He said that the officers can take the decisions keeping in view the local requirements, conditions etc,” the spokesperson said.

The DGP also said that all the logistics such as BP Bunkers fitted with CCTVs have been provided and advised the officers that these resources must be made good use of. “The incidents of sensitive and law & order nature must be recorded and later on analysed,” he said.

The DGP said that the supervisory officers must ensure that the jawans on duty remain alert and put on BP patkas, jackets to safeguard themselves and also do their duties efficiently.

With regard to COVID the DGP said that we need to continue to take all precautions and all the resources which have been made available must be put to use. Police Headquarters will be at the beck and call of the districts and units for any requirements which they may highlight.

The DGP said that the Plasma donations by the Police personnel an initiative under the supervision of ADGP Coordination SJM Gillani has been appreciated by the civilians as precious lives are being saved through this attempt.   He said that the units and districts must make a list of police personnel who can be screened for plasma donation. The donors must be duly rewarded.

He further advised that due precautions and COVID protocols must be followed during the celebration of the religious as well as on the national festivals.

All the officers attending the meeting briefed the DGP about the current scenario in their respective areas and assured him that all the orders and advisories will be implemented in letter & spirit.

LG Asks Army To Step Up Vigil In J&K

Meanwhile Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday asked General Officer Commanding (GoC) 15 Corps to heightened surveillance on all fronts in Jammu and Kashmir.

Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The GoC briefed the LG about recent internal security developments and the prevailing security scenario in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said. They also discussed about various important issues related to security management in J&K.

The LG advised for heightened surveillance on all fronts and stressed on keeping a close watch on all vital installations to ensure safety and security of the people of the UT.

“He underlined the high importance of maintaining a sustained coordination ‘between the Security Forces and the Civil Administration to meet the security challenges in J&K,” the official spokesperson said.

Murmu, the spokesperson said lauded the role being played by the state forces in safeguarding the territorial integrity of J&K and appreciated their sustained support to the administration in containing the spread of COVID-19.

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