Militants Looking For Soft Targets: DGP

Srinagar: A day after a police officer was shot dead by militants in the city outskirts, the Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Wednesday directed the police officers to revisit the security arrangements as the militants would continue to look for soft targets.

Chairing a crime and security meeting of all range DIsG and District SSsP including police districts of valley here at the Police Headquarters, Singh stressed upon the officers to keep an eye on the potential trouble mongers looking to foment trouble, a police spokesperson said.

Singh, he said, asked for analyzing the ground situations on real time basis and added that safety of people should be ensured. The DGP also impressed that the SOPs must be followed in letter & spirit.

“During the meeting threadbare discussion was held on general crime work & UA(P) Act cases registered in 2020-21 backlog cases and their disposal, conviction of all crime cases including cases related to militancy & narcotics. Besides, the overall security scenario of the Kashmir Zone was discussed,” the official spokesperson said.

“The DGP said that the leadership of the country is appreciative of the work of J&K Police. He said that the jurisdictional officers must take all the measures to improve investigation and disposal of cases by personally monitoring the cases,” he added.

As per the police spokesperson, the DGP also impressed upon the officers that periodic review meetings be held and sensational cases must be investigated under the direct supervision of the DIsG along with the district SSsP.

Singh, he said, also stressed upon the officers to speed up the disposal of all pending narcotic cases and directed that quality of investigation and disposal of these cases needs drastic improvement.

“He said that training expertise, adoption of latest techniques and standard practices would bring improvement in investigation of the cases including cyber crimes that in return will bring respite to the general public,” the police spokesperson said.

“He directed the officers to ensure that the investigating officers are imparted training and exposure to standard investigation practices and use of technologies and added that investigation of all pending cases should be completed on merits and the culprits brought to justice,” he added.

The police spokesperson further said that Singh directed the officers that the Probationer Sub-Inspectors in their respective districts be trained for investigating cases of serious nature by organizing workshops and inviting experts.

“He stressed upon officers to supervise daily routine physical training and weekly parades for officers and personnel to improve their physical fitness. He directed the officers to conduct regular darbars with the personnel under their command to redress their grievances,” he added.

The meeting was attended by ADGP Coordination Danesh Rana, IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, IGP CIV Alok Kumar, DIsG Amit Kumar, Sujit Kumar and Abdul Jabbar and all district SSsP of Kashmir zone. Earlier Power Point Presentation was given by each district SSsP regarding crime and security scenario of their respective jurisdictions.

Before the commencement of meeting, the official spokesperson said that the DGP along with all officers paid homage to Inspector Parvaiz Ahmad Dar who was killed by militants on Tuesday at Nowgam area of Srinagar.

The DGP said that the 2000 batch officer had performed excellently at his places of postings. Two minutes silence was also observed in remembrance of the slain inspector.

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