DGP Calls For Tight Security Around IOC Assets

Srinagar: The Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Wednesday called for strengthening the access control and upgrading the instruments being used for checking of vehicles and people moving around the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) installations in the Valley.

Singh, who is also the chairman of the Onshore Security Coordination Committee (OSCC), J&K, passed these instructions while chairing a meeting here on Wednesday, a police spokesperson said.

In the keynote address, he said, the OSCC chairman expressed his happiness about the organization of the meeting and said the meeting could not be held during past two years because of COVID-19.

“He complimented the officers of police & security forces and to the officers/personnel of IOC for having excellent coordination which is pivotal to securing the assets of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and its operations,” he said.

The police spokesperson said that the DGP reviewed the security being provided to the oil and Gas infrastructure in J&K at different locations. Singh, he said, also impressed upon the officers to use technology for by upgrading the CCTV systems.

“He also asked for regular coordination and meetings between Police, IOC and district administration. He said that regular interactions and exchange of idea of civil/police officers and managers of Oil Industry in J&K would help in taking prompt action wherever and whenever required,” he said.

“The DGP informed that during any law and order situation police and district administration makes special arrangements for the operation and distribution of petroleum products and LPG to the consumers,” he added.

According to the police spokesperson, the DGP impressed for strengthening the access control and upgrading the instruments being used for checking of vehicles and people moving into the IOCs installations. Singh, he said, also passed directions to the concerned stakeholders to prepare contingency plans in case of any emergency or to meet any challenge.

“He also directed for having a system with regard to the cyber security. He said that more and more use of technology for securing the installations can multiple the security of systems,” he said.

The police spokesperson further said that Rajan Kumar Mohaptra, director-HR, IOC Ltd thanked officers of J&K police, civil administration and central forces for extending support in the challenging conditions, which has enabled Oil industry in maintaining smooth operation of supply petroleum products in the region.

The meeting, he said, was also attended by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, DIG BSF Srinagar, M.A Joyee, Convener OSCC J&K, Sujoy Chowdhary ED &SH Punjab State office India Oil Corporation , Nodal officer J&K, Nissar Ahmad Joint Director Geology & Mines and other officers.

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