Enhanced Security, Night Patrolling To Ensure Peaceful G20 In Kashmir

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Magistrates, Police Officers Instructed To Identify Rumour Mongers And Take Preventive Measures

Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday ordered enhanced security measures at vulnerable locations to avoid any chance of militant attack during the G20 summit scheduled to be held next week in this capital city.

These directions were passed by Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri while co-chairing a review meeting with field officers at Police Control Room (PCR) Kashmir wherein the arrangements for G-20 summit were discussed in detail, a police spokesperson said Monday.

The meeting, he said, was attended by police officials, including Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) Central Kashmir, SSP Srinagar besides officials of civil administration including DC Srinagar, ADC Srinagar, SDM (W), Tehsildars & Naib Tehsildars of Srinagar.

At the onset of the meeting, the spokesperson said, the chairing officers were briefed by the concerned officers regarding the necessary arrangements put in place for safe and peaceful conduct of the G-20 summit.

During the meeting, ADGP Kashmir & Div. Com Kashmir directed the participating officers to ensure that the deployment of magistrates & police bandobast were put in place well before the summit and reiterated the need to enhance the security measures at vulnerable locations to avoid any chance of terrorist attack during the G20 summit,” he said.

“Besides, directed them to enhance joint patrolling especially during the night hours to prevent any terrorist movement. They further advised the officers to display the highest level of synergy on ground with the civil administration,” he added.

The ADGP and Div Com, he said, also directed the civil administration to keep in close liaison with their concerned jurisdictional police officers to meet any exigency in their respective area of responsibilities (AOR).

Moreover, he said, they also directed the officers to keep close cooperation with the police & security force officers for a successful G-20 event.

“The participating officers were advised by the chairing officers to meet the demands of the public and apply a public-centric approach. All magistrates and police officers were instructed to identify, if any, rumour mongers and take preventive measures,” the spokesperson said.

All participating officers, he said, were instructed to ensure that there wouldn’t be any harassment to the general public. Behaviour of field officers towards the general public should be courteous.

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