Adopt cautious, professional approach while dealing with situations: CM to Police Deptt

*Reviews Ramadhan arrangements
Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 14: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the officers of Police Department to adopt a cautious and professional approach in dealing with the day to day situations in the State. She said the Police has been and should be an institution of public reassurance rather than a cause of fear among the masses.
The Chief Minister said this while interacting with a group of Police officers here today.
Mehbooba Mufti advised the Police officers to adopt and popularise community policing to track down the crime in the State. The approach, she said, would also help in guiding youth and dissuading them from venturing on wrong tracks. She said stress should be laid on counselling, advice and interaction in their discharge of duties.
A compassionate and responsive approach with the general population of law abiding citizens would automatically isolate the criminal elements in the society, she said and directed use of modern methods of investigation and crime detection instead of the obsolete ones to overcome any allegation of harassment or excess.
The Chief Minister asked the officers to follow a social catharsis approach while dealing with youth which would persuade them not to venture on the path of violent waywardness, thereby utilising these youth for positive and gainful purposes in the society.
Mehbooba Mufti asked the officers to enhance their public outreach in their respective areas to get a feel of the needs and difficulties of people. She advised them to be in constant touch with village elders and community leaders and be always ready to help them when ever called for.
Director General of Police, Dr. S P Vaid; Additional Directors General of Police, A G Mir and Muneer Ahmad Khan; IGP Kashmir zone, S P Pani and several Police officers were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister reviewed the arrangements put in place by the administration for the holy month of Ramadhan across the State in a high level meeting of officers.
The Chief Minister took a detailed review regarding status and availability of power, drinking water, essential supplies, sanitation and other arrangements made by the concerned Departments for the coming month across the State.
Mehbooba Mufti also directed the DCs and District SPs to ensure complete synergy between civil administration, Police and Army so that people do not face any inconvenience during offering prayers in late hours and early mornings. She also directed the district administrations across the State to remain alert and cautious and do not allow any anti social element to create any law and order issue.
The Chief Minister directed deployment of adequate manpower to manage and regulate traffic during peak hours at major junctions like Parimpora, Batwara and Rambagh, major towns of the State and on National Highway.
Mehbooba Mufti also directed making available transport facility, sanitation and street lighting for devotees to places of congregational prayers like Dargah Hazratbal, Jama Masjid, Srinagar, Jama Masjid, Jammu, Hazrat Peer Dastageer Sahib, Srinagar and other places across the State. She also directed setting up of health facilities near the places of congregational prayers in view of the hot summer season at Jammu.
The Chief Minister directed the PDD authorities to install High Mast lights at prominent places in the capital cities, particularly downtown Srinagar and Jama Masjid, Khanqah i Mou’la etc. where people generally pass through for offering congregational prayers. She directed strict regulation of power supply during peak hours of Sehri and Iftaars and making adequate number of transformers available for replacement so that people don’t face any difficulty in getting power supply.
Ministers Choudhary Zulfikar, Naeem Akhtar, Shyam Choudhary, Sat Sharma, Sunil Sharma and Asiea Naqash; Vice Chairman, J&K Wakf Board, Nizamudin Bhat; Chief Secretary, B. B. Vyas; Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development, K B Aggarwal; ADGP, Security, Muneer Ahmad Khan; Administrative Secretaries of several related departments; Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu provinces; and heads of several field departments were present in the meeting.


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