DGP Asks Officers To Keep Social Media Under Lens

‘Identity, Bring To Book All Mischief Mongers’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Monday directed police officers to identity and to bring to book all the mischief mongers, who are found using the social media for anti-national and anti-social activities.

Chairing a high level meeting at the Police headquarters here in which he took stock of the security situation and also reviewed response of police to the second Covid-19 wave, the DGP stressed the need of using all the technology and related tools to keep a check on the people who are misusing the social media, an official spokesperson said.

Singh, he said, directed that a mechanism must be put in place to identify and bring to book all the mischief mongers, who are found using the social media for “anti-national and anti-social activities”.

“The DGP directed the officers to maintain close surveillance of such elements trying to disrupt the fast returning peaceful atmosphere and take all measures to neutralise such attempts,” he added

Special DG CID, R.R. Swain, ADGP Headquarters, PHQ, M.K Sinha, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IGP Headquarters PHQ, Garib Dass, DIG Central Kashmir Amit Kumar, DIG SKR, Abdul Jabbar, DIG NKR, Sujit Kumar, AIG (P&T) Rajinder Gupta and SSP Srinagar Sandeep Choudhary attended the meeting.

The police spokesperson said that while speaking on the occasion, the DGP directed the officers to augment the security grids to further improve the safe and secure environment for the citizens.

Singh, he said, stressed that the action against the militants and their associates should continue and all the suspicious elements should be kept under check so as to “foil their ill designs” aimed at disrupting normal lives of the people.

Understanding the need for the proactive role of the law enforcing agencies, he said, the DGP directed police officers to put in place effective measures for maintaining peace and order in coordination with other security forces.

“Singh said that JKP along with other security forces has ensured rule of law after facing tough challenges and have succeeded in maintaining a sense of security among the people. He said that our efforts will continue to strengthen the peace in J&K,” the police spokesperson said.

He said that the DGP directed the field officers to take effective steps against the drug peddlers so that the menace of drug abuse is eradicated.

While reviewing the Police response to the second Covid-19 wave, the DGP, he said, stressed for implementing the government directives, advisories, besides assisting the administration to contain the spread of COVID-19.

“He said that we are in the critical phase and every possible effort is required to come out of it,” the police spokesperson said.

He said that the senior officers briefed the DGP about the measures put in place for maintaining peace and order and ensuring security of the people. The DGP, he said, was also apprised regarding police’s different measures in response to the coronavirus.

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