Ashura, I-Day: DGP Calls For Increased Patrolling, CASOs In J&K

Srinagar- The Director General of Police J&K, Dilbag Singh on Wednesday asked his men and central forces to increase patrolling, area domination and Cordon and search operations (CASOs) to ensure that anti-peace elements are not given any chance to create any disturbance during Ashura and August 15 celebrations in the Union Territory.

Singh passed these directions while chairing a high-level meeting at the police control room (PCR) Kashmir to review the overall security scenario and arrangements regarding the celebration of forthcoming August 15 and 10th Muharram-ul-Haram, martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS), his family and companions in the battle of Karbala, a police spokesperson said Wednesday.

At the very outset of the meeting, he said, the DGP sought reports from the officers about security arrangements and deployment plans put in place for the smooth and peaceful conduct of 10th Muharram and the Independence Day celebrations in twin capital cities and all district headquarters across J&K.

“The DGP discussed in detail all the arrangements to be made for smooth conduct of these functions and directed to ensure all the necessary arrangements are in place well in time,” the spokesperson said.

“Emerging challenges and their counter measures were threadbare discussed during the meeting. The national campaign, Har Ghar Tiranga was also discussed during the meeting,” he added.

Referring to the “continuous attempts by sponsored elements to create disturbance” in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh, as per the spokesperson said that extra vigil is required to be maintained for the forthcoming 10th Muharram and Independence Day celebrations.

Singh, he said, directed the officers for ensuring implementation of joint mechanisms chalked out at different levels.

The DGP, according to the spokesperson stressed for further strengthening the coordination among all sister agencies and the civil administration and said to foil any attempt by troublemakers a close liaison should be maintained at every level.

“He directed for increased patrolling, area domination and CASOs etc to ensure that anti-peace elements are not given any chance to create any disturbance,” he said.

Singh, he said, also stressed on maintaining alertness on the borders of the twin cities and on the national highway for which he advised placement of ‘nakas’ and joint patrolling to check the movement of anti-social/anti-national elements. The DGP also appreciated the work of Police, CAPFs/Army for ensuring peaceful conduct of SANJAY-2022.

The DGP directed for making smooth traffic arrangements during the Independence Day celebrations, particularly routes leading to venues of functions in Srinagar and Jammu. Parking slots should be identified so that people participating in these functions should not face any inconvenience, he said.

The senior officers representing different units, agencies briefed the meeting about the required steps to be taken to ensure peaceful conduct of the Independence Day celebrations. They also apprised the DGP regarding the overall security scenario and counter/preventative measures in place in the areas under their command. The officers also briefed about the security arrangement regarding the peaceful conduct of Muharram-ul-Haram functions.

Among others, the meeting was attended by ADG CRPF, J&K Daljit Singh Chodhary, Spl. DGP CID, J&K R.R Swain, IG CRPF Ops Kashmir, Manvinder Singh Bhatia, ADGP (Coord) PHQ Danish Rana, IG CRPF Srinagar Ops Sector, Charu Sinha, ADGP Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar, IG BSF FTR, Hqrs Kashmir, R.B. Singh.

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