Anantnag: Director General Jammu & Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh accompanied by ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Wednesday visited Anantnag in South Kashmir where he chaired a joint security review meeting at the District Police Office. The DGP was received by senior officers of Army, CRPF and Police. He was present Guard of Honour on his arrival. The meeting was amongst others attended by ADGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar ,Brig. A S Pundir, Commander 2 Sector RR,Brig. Amandeep Malhi, Commander 1 Sector RR, DIG CRPF DP Updhay, DIG CRPF Alok Avasthy, SSP Anantnag Ashish Kumar Mishra, SSP Kulgam Dr G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy, SSP Awantipora Mohd Yousuf, CO IRP 11 Bn Sandeep Mehta, CO IRP 17th Javaid Iqbal Mir, CO CRPF 18th Bn B A K Chaurasia, CO CRPF 40th Bn R P Meena, Dy Commandants of CRPF & Police Bns., ASPs of Police and other gazetted officers of Police & CRPF.
Chairing joint officers meeting the DGP said that Police and forces are in good command of the security situation and for this he complimented the forces. He said that work and professionalism of J&K Police and other security forces are being appreciated at different fora. He said that the relation of Police/SFs with the public is in excellent shape and to maintain it we have to keep the public always in mind. He said that public goodwill has supported the forces in its peace mission. He said that we need to work hard to finish the remaining militancy. He directed the officers to review their action plans and take immediate steps to neutralize the militants adding that the hybrid militants need to be taken to task. He said this year so far over 100 modules of hybrid militants were smashed.
While giving thrust on minimizing and neutralising security threats, the DGP said that indoctrinations by Pakistan militant handlers is going on and they are using various media especially social to brain wash the vulnerable youth of J&K. He said there are OGWs who help the Pakistan handlers in executing militant acts. He exhorted that different stakeholders of security and government have to work together to save the vulnerable youth from falling into the trap of Pak militant handlers. He underscored the need to hit harder on militants and their promoters in order to maintain long lasting peace. He directed Jurisdictional officers to take necessary measures to demolish the network of drug trade. He directed to investigate all important cases related to UAPA & NDPS adding that disposal of such cases must be top priority. The DGP directed the Commandants of CAPF, JKAP, IRP and district Police officers to sit together and review all measures taken for providing security to vulnerable pockets of the populations and also of religious places while keeping in view their sensitivity. He stressed for increasing day and night patrolling in different areas and also directed for discussing requirements of QRTs and deployment of forces and area dominations on regular basis between senior ranks of the jurisdiction. The DGP also discussed winter preparedness and stressed upon officers to look into all aspects of providing better facilities to cops and directed them to take all measures for the welfare of police personnel. Army Commanders, DIGs of CRPFm District SSPs, COs of Armed Police and IRP gave detailed briefings about the measures taken and in place for the safety and security of people. They also put forth requirements for which the DGP assured all help. Earlier, the DGP visited the Police Assistance booth at Galander and model Naka in the jurisdiction of Awantipora. He was received by SSP Awantipora and CO CRPF 110 Bn Yogesh Purohit and ADC Awantipora Zafar Shawl. The DGP inspected the facilities at the Police assistance booth and at model naka. He took a round of the naka and of the adjoining area. He appreciated the SSP Awantipora for the facilities provided at the model naka and gave directions for creating more facilities for the safety and security of the people as well as for the welfare of the police ranks performing duties there.
Talking to reporters the DGP said that today’s security review meeting was aimed to take stock of the security situation, police response to crimes particularly to the unlawful and NDPS activities in the three districts of South Kashmir as was done yesterday in north Kashmir adding that it is a regular process of assessing the security scenario on different fronts. He said that the security situation of South Kashmir is getting better and the crime scenario is also under control. He said that J&K Police along with Army and other security forces are working tirelessly for peace in J&K adding that dividends of which are quite visible on the ground. He said that we have good relations with the public and added that Thana Diwas is being conducted on a regular basis under the direct supervision of senior officers to address the grievances of the people on the spot. Over militant attacks on innocents, the DGP said elements who were involved in such inhuman acts were mostly neutralized adding that society has denounced these acts. There have been condemnation against these acts but there is a need to stigmatise those involved in henius militancy related crimes, he added. “If non-locals come here to earn livelihood and provide help in the economic growth of people, it is our responsibility to protect them and provide them a secure atmosphere,” he said. He said that number of both foreign and local militants is in two digits and the no of active militants in South Kashmir is at a record low at present which is a heartening development for the people as well as for the forces. The DGP said the parents, social and religious leaders must play their important role to sensitize the youth regarding the conspiracies of Pakistan and its agencies against the development and peace of J&K. With regard to the narcotics, the DGP said that that J&K Police is working firmly against the trade adding that during this year around hundreds of cases have been registered and those involved in the trade have been booked. The DGP said that we will continue to take action even more strictly against the narco trade. He hoped that people will continue their cooperation to root out the menace. The DGP also interacted with the Jharkhand Police Probationary Dy SPs who are on Bharat Darshan Tour as part of their training. The DGP said that it is a pleasure to host the young probationary officers from other states adding that recently a group of IPS probationary officers were here. He said that the synergy of different forces and their working together here is a learning experience for the new officers and advised them to make good use of this experience. He advised the trainee officers to interact with officers and personnel of different forces to gain insight into their working. The probationary officers presented a memento to the DGP on the occasion.