DGP complimented Police, Army, and CAPFs for successful conduct of Amarnath Yatra, Muharram-ul-Haram and the event of Independence Day across Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar- Just two days after Home Minister, Amit Shah directed security forces to intensify anti-militancy operations, the Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh on Saturday asked his officers to prepare strategies and plans for uprooting the “terror ecosystem” to consolidate peace in the Union Territory.
“Though contribution of Jammu and Kashmir Police on different fronts is being appreciated at highest levels of the country yet we need to further improve our investigation work to hit the ecosystem of terrorism hard,” Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said.
He made these remarks while chairing a high level crime review meeting at Police Headquarters here on Saturday, a police spokesperson said. The DGP also launched the IOS version of the JK-eCop mobile app, developed by J&K Police.
At the very outset, the spokesperson said, the DGP complimented Police, Army, and CAPFs for successful conduct of Amarnath Yatra, Muharram-ul-Haram and the event of Independence Day across Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh, he said, conveyed the appreciation of Union Minister, Amit Shah to officers and jawans working collectively for peace in J&K.
“The DGP said that with the joint efforts of J&K Police and other security forces the graph of terrorism has decreased in Jammu and Kashmir during past few years. He however, directed the officers to prepare the strategies and plans for uprooting the terror ecosystem to consolidate peace in the region. He stressed for alertness and area domination for better results,” the spokesperson said.
With regard to the investigations, the spokesperson said, the DGP directed the officers to prioritize the pending cases on the basis of their sensitivity and devise plans to dispose of them on merits in the shortest possible time.
Singh, he said, stressed for upgrading and strengthening the SIUs at every district headquarters and directed for identifying the investigators and supervisory officers to be posted keeping in view the workload. The DGP also directed the officers to submit proposals to PHQ for improvement in the functioning of SIUs.
According to the spokesperson, the DGP advised that all the probationary DySsP placed in Kashmir zone be also made part of these Units so as to train them appropriately and equip them with knowledge and skills of investigation during their practical training.
Singh, he said, emphasized that investigation and challaning the cases are not enough and investigators have to ensure the conviction of the accused.
“Though contribution of Jammu and Kashmir Police at different fronts is being appreciated at highest levels of the country yet we need to further improve our investigation work and skills to hit the ecosystem of terrorism hard,” the DGP added.
As per the spokesperson, the DGP directed the officers to conduct investigations efficiently taking into account all the technicalities and parameters of the investigation so that culprits do not go scot free.
Singh, he said, directed the officers to identify professionals; officers to be hired or placed at every district headquarter as resource persons.
“The senior officers present in the meeting gave their suggestions regarding improvement in the investigation process. The district heads of Kashmir zone apprised the meeting regarding various measures being taken to improve investigation skills and conviction rate,” he added.
Earlier, the spokesperson said, the DGP inaugurated the IOS version of “JK-eCop” Mobile App.
Among other officers of police and CRPF, the meeting was attended by Special DG CID R.R Swain, Special DG Crime A.K Choudhary, IG CRPF Ops Kashmir, Manvinder Singh Bhatia, ADGP (Hqrs) PHQ, M.K Sinha, ADGP (Coordination) PHQ, Danesh Rana, IG CRPF Srinagar Ops Sector, Miss Charu Sinha, ADGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar.
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