Srinagar- Stating that terrorism in Union Territory is at its lowest level with the killing of around 49 terrorists this year so far, the Director General of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Saturday that “we are moving inch by inch” towards the policy of zero terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking at the 3rd Northern Regional Police Coordination Committee meeting held at the Conference Hall of Police Headquarters here on Saturday, the DGP said that there was a time when security forces were pelted with stones every Friday.
“Now that is over. The J&K security team has been able to ensure zero violation of human rights and there has not been a single civilian casualty in any law & order engagement over the last few years,” he said.
“We are moving inch by inch towards the policy of zero terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir”, he added.
The meeting chaired by J&K DGP was attended by senior officers of Police departments of Northern States/Union Territories and officers of Central armed police forces (CAPFs/CPOs). The meeting was aimed to enhance Inter-State Police coordination besides addressing various policing issues effectively across the North-Indian States/UTs.
Maintaining that terrorism in J&K is at its lowest level, the DGP said that this year J&K security team has been able to neutralize around 40 foreign terrorists and 9 local terrorists.
“Local involvement in terrorist activities has drastically come down. Optimum synergy among the forces have pushed terrorists out of villages & cities to mountains,” he added.
Expressing gratitude to the people for their cooperation to the forces, the DGP said that ‘enforcement of rule of law’ was one single guideline for the security team of J&K.
“Action has been taken against the people involved in any anti national activity as well as against instigators,” he said
The DGP said that the officers have made very good recommendations which will be taken up with the government at higher level for incorporation while planning and framing policies for law enforcement.
The officers who attended the meeting included DGP Himachal Pradesh Sanjay Kundu, , DGP Chandigarh Praveer Ranjan, Spl CP Crime Delhi Ravinder Singh Yadav, ADGP CI Punjab Amit Prasad, ADGP Ladakh S D Singh, IG SSB Amrendra Kumar Sengar, IGP North West ITBP Sanjay Gunjyal, ADGP L&O Uttarakhand Dr. V Murugesan, IG CB CID UP K Satyanarayana, DIG NIA Amit Kumar, ADG L&O Haryana Mamta Singh, IG NIA Vijay Sakhare, Zonal Director NCB Chandigarh/Jammu Amanjit Singh, SSP Chandigarh Kanwardeep Kaur, IG BPR&D MHA Anurag Kumar, DIG Trg. NCRB Prashun Gupta, DySP Uttrakhand Ankush Mishra and senior officers of JKP.
At the outset of the meeting one minute silence was observed to pay homage to the martyrs of Anantnag & Kokernag operations, a police spokesperson said.
He said that the DGP Chandigarh, Spl DG CID J&K, Spl DG Crime J&K, ADGP Jammu, Director SKPA Udhampur, ADGP Kashmir, ADGP L&O Haryana, ADGP L&O Uttarakhand, IG NIA New Delhi, DIG Training NCRB New Delhi, SSP Chandigarh & DySP Uttarakhand gave PowerPoint presentations on different topics in which various policing practices on crime control, narco smuggling, joint training, anti terror actions, cyber crime, sharing of information/intelligence were discussed.
“Besides this the police leadership also discussed a wide range of topics related to terrorism, drug menace, increasing trend in cybercrime, drone usage for dropping drugs & contrabands from across the border,” the spokesperson said.
He said that threadbare discussions were also held on topics like creation of Inter-State database and Communication channels between Police forces, sharing of intelligence about organised crime, human trafficking for better coordination.
“Number of measures to enhance coordination among forces in the region were proposed. Emphasis was laid on establishing real-time information sharing mechanism regarding inter-state criminal activities and also putting joint efforts to tackle cybercrime. It was also proposed to share good practices including software applications of different forces for the benefit of all the members State/UTs/Organisations,” he added.
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