JAMMU, Mar 2: Dr. S.D. Singh Jamwal, Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. This was Dr. Jamwal’s first meeting with the Governor after taking over charge.
Dr. Jamwal briefed the Governor about the internal security situation in the Jammu Zone. While advising the maintenance of strict surveillance on all fronts, the Governor asked Dr. Jamwal to also devote close attention to problems caused by mismanagement of traffic flows and prompt removal of all encroachment on the highways. He also advised the IGP to ensure strict enforcement of the Control of Noises Act.
Munir Ahmad Khan, Director Vigilance also called on Governor.
Khan, who took over charge a few days back apprised the Governor about the functioning of the State Vigilance Organization. Briefly, till date, 265 FIR cases are pending disposal. The major reasons for delay in the disposal of cases include the indifference of the concerned departments in furnishing the related records of cases; stay orders passed by the High Court in regard to investigations, production of challans, and delay in the proceedings in the trial courts; inadequate staff for the prosecution offices of newly created Anti Corruption Court and SVC Rules 2013 not being in consonance with the SVC Act, 2011.
Governor observed that he would be discussing Vigilance functioning with the Chief Minister. He complimented Khan for making a prompt start and advised him to make systematic efforts to clear all pending cases without any fear or favour.