Intensify Search Operations Against Militants: J&K DGP

Srinagar: With militant activities witnessing a spike, the Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday stressed on intensified cordon and search operations (CASO) against the militants.

Chairing a security review meeting with the Army, CRPF and police officers in Kulgam on Friday, Singh directed the officers to further strengthen and augment the intelligence as well as security grids in their respective areas for the safety and security of the people, a police spokesperson said.

The DGP who was accompanied by the IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, stressed for intensified cordon and search operations to eliminate remaining militants.

“The DGP said all the suspicious elements that are providing any kind of support to terrorist activities should be kept under radar to foil their attempts. Stringent action should be taken against the elements found involved in anti peace activities,” the police spokesperson said.

During the meeting, he said, the DGP reiterated the importance of maintaining close synergy between the J&K Police and other agencies to meet the security challenges.

“The DGP directed the officers to revisit the security plans of their respective jurisdictions. He directed officers to remain extra alert as terror outfits are continuously trying to foment trouble and disturb the peace. The DGP ordered a series of measures to further tighten the nose of anti- nation elements,” he said.

“The DGP directed the officers to brief their respective officers and personnel on a regular basis, especially the forces guarding the vital installations and important persons,” he added.

The police spokesperson further said that the officers representing different forces briefed the DGP about the measures taken on different fronts with regard to safety and security of people in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the meeting was attended by DIG south Kashmir, Abdul Jabbar and SSP Kulgam Gurinderpal Singh, Brig Sector 1 RR Vijay Mahadavan, Brig Sector 2 RR A. S. Pundher, DIG CRPF Anantnag, O.P Uphaday, SSP Kulgam, COs of Army, CRPF and gazetted jurisdictional officers.

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