Militant Attacks: Policemen in J&K Directed To Use Protective Gear

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Srinagar- A day after a militant ambush left two cops dead and 12 others injured, the Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday directed the policemen to use the protective gear while on duty for personal safety, and take all protection on duty as well as during to and fro travel from the camps to deployments places.

Singh passed these directions during his visit to the Armed Police Complex Zewan where he interact with the policemen and officers and paid rich tributes to the cops killed in Monday’s militant attack, a police spokesperson said.
The DGP, he said, appreciated the policemen for retaliating to the militant attack saying that immediate response avoided what would have been possibly a huge loss.

Singh, he said, also complimented the driver for his sensible and quick action during the incident.

“He said that in the retaliation one terrorist was reportedly injured and vowed that perpetrators would be brought to justice very soon,” the police spokesperson said.

“He directed the personnel to use the protective gear while on duty for personal safety, and take all protection on duty as well as during to and fro travel from the camps to deployments places,” he added.

According to the police spokesperson, the DGP said that police have successfully faced challenges in the past and with the dedicated and committed efforts of Police and other security forces, the situation is progressively improving.

“Attempts are being made to cause damage to the peace and every such attempt would be foiled with fortitude,” Singh said.

He also interacted with the senior officers and ordered a series of measures to be adopted while making the deployment of the personnel, their travel as well as in other different situations. The DGP also went on to see the police bus which was attacked in the incident.

Later, the police spokesperson said, the DGP visited army’s 92 Base hospital to enquire about police personnel who were injured in Monday’s militant attack in Zewan.

“The DGP and GOC 15 corps Lt Gen DP Pandey along with other officers went to all the injured individually and enquired about their well being. The DGP met the doctors treating the injured and impressed for all possible treatment for their early recovery,” he said.

He further said that Singh also met the parents and relatives of the injured policemen and assured them that all help will be provided to the injured cops.

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