IGP Kashmir takes stock of city’s security grid at review meet at PCR Kashmir

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS chaired a detailed security review meeting at PCR, Kashmir in view of recent terror attacks in Srinagar City.

A police statement issued on Saturday said “focus of the meeting was recent attacks by militants in the Srinagar City and the security measures to counter such militant attacks”, adding that “ the participating officers presented an overview of the steps initiated by them in their respective areas to counter such attacks and other challenges faced at the ground level”.

Stating that IGP Kashmir was also briefed about the detailed security measures put in place to counter such attacks and for the maintenance of peace and security particularly for tourists as it is expected that a large number of tourists will visit valley in the coming summer season, Police in it’s statement also said “ while interacting with the officers, the IGP Kashmir urged the participating officers that it is of crucial importance to enhance security surveillance of all vital establishments & locations besides to take care of vulnerable persons to thwart away the designs of the militants in Srinagar city”. He, according to the statement, also urged upon them to take all necessary measures for ensuring peaceful atmosphere in the Srinagar City.

The police statement also said that IGP Kashmir further stressed on the officers to strengthen the general security grid and ensure better synergy & coordination among themselves and other sister agencies working at the ground level, so that militants and their collaborators do not get any chance to disturb the present peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the Srinagar City. The Kashmir Police Chief , according to the police statement, also highlighted the importance of round the clock checkpoints/nakas at strategic locations, surprise (flash) naka, surprise limited CASO in crowded places, placing cut-off points on exit routes immediately after such incident and dominating from high reaches, use of drones to check the movement of elements inimical to peace.

Stating that IGP Kashmir also urged the Zonal SPs to keep close watch on trouble shooters and elements inimical to peace and security and take stringent action against such elements including trouble makers and rumour mongers, the police in it’s statement further said “ IGP Kashmir laid emphasis on more vigilant and proactive policing on ground to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the Srinagar City”.

IGP Kashmir, according to the police statement, instructed officers to enhance surveillance and conduct anti-militancy operations in their respective areas and take all proactive steps for maintaining peace and stability in the Srinagar
City. He, the police statement said, also emphasized upon the officers to keep strict surveillance over the terrorist associates and take all necessary measures under law against them.

The meeting, according to the police statement was attended by IG CRPF Srinagar Ops Sector Charu Sinha, DIG CKR Amit Kumar, DIG CRPF North Srinagar, DIG CRPF South Srinagar, DIG SSB, all Zonal SPs of District Srinagar and all Srinagar based Commandants of CRPF and SSB.

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