DGP directs security forces to remain alert for ensuing fortnight

DGP Dilbag Singh chairing meeting of officers at PHQ Srinagar.
DGP Dilbag Singh chairing meeting of officers at PHQ Srinagar.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, July 30: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh directed security forces to remain very alert for ensuing fortnight and put into use all resources so that the religious festivals as well as the Independence Day celebration pass off peacefully.
Chairing a high-level security meeting here, the DGP said that there will be provocations by the anti national and anti social elements during this period and as such all the nafari deployed on nakas, on operations, on static guards and other deployments need to be briefed on regular basis.
The high level security review meeting was held here in which overall security scenario of the J&K particularly security arrangements with regard to ensuing EID and Independence Day were discussed. The efforts of collective fight against the COVID-19 by the Police, CAPFs and Civil Administration were also discussed.
The meeting was attended by ADGP (CID) J&K RR Swain, ADGP (Cord) SJM Gillani, ADGP Law and Order/Headquarter (PHQ), AG Mir, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P Pole, IGP CRPF (Ops) Rajesh Kumar, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IGP CRPF PK Pandey, DIG BSF BK Jha, DIG SSB Ranjeet Singh, DIG CRPF DS Maan, IYC (Ops) ITBP NS Bhandhari and officers of Police Headquarters. IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, all range DIGs and all district SSPs of J&K attended the meeting via video conference from their respective places of postings.
The DGP said that all the efforts must be put in place to enhance the security of the vulnerable people and places. He said that the officers can take the decisions keeping in view the local requirements, conditions etc.
The DGP also said that all the logistics such as BP Bunkers fitted with CCTVs have been provided and advised the officers that these resources must be made good use of. “The incidents of sensitive and law and order nature must be recorded and later on analysed,” he said.
Singh said that the supervisory officers must ensure that the jawans on duty remain alert and put on BP patkas, jackets to safeguard themselves and also do their duties efficiently.
With regard to COVID the DGP said that we need to continue to take all precautions and all the resources which have been made available must be put to use. Police Headquarters will be at the beck and call of the districts and units for any requirements which they may highlight.