DGP reviews security preparedness for elections

DGP Dilbag Singh addressing officers and jawans of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
DGP Dilbag Singh addressing officers and jawans of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Mar 26: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh today visited twin districts of Anantnag and Shopain of South Kashmir, reviewed security preparedness for the upcoming parliamentary elections and interacted with the officers and jawans at respective District Police Lines.
He also visited IRP 17th Battalions at Kheribal, IRP 10th Battalion at Mattan and District Jail Anantnag.

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Continuing with his interaction with Police personnel, DGP first visited district Anantnag. On his arrival, DGP was presented with guard of honour at the places he visited in the twin districts. He was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Swayam Prakash Pani and DIG SKR Atul Goel.
Addressing the darbars of officers and jawans in these districts, the DGP said that policemen are always prepared for any challenges whether it is law and order, election or any routine duty. He said that policemen have to mould themselves according to the situation. He said J&K Police is capable to tackle any challenge but have to be more sensitive and to do extra hard work during the tough times.
He said, people admire the capabilities and work of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for fighting on different fronts which includes the terrorism and law and order challenges. He said that police has given hundreds of sacrifices and at the cost of their personal comforts and supreme sacrifices, it has been trying to provide a safe secure environment for the people.
DGP also listened to the grievances of the personnel with regard to welfare, housing and assured that more positive steps shall be taken in this regard.
SSP Anantnag Altaf Ahmad Khan assured the DGP that the District Police will continue to work with professionalism for the service of the people.
On the occasion, the DIG CRPF Mohsin Shahidi, DC Anantnag Khalid Jahangir, Commandant IRP 10th Fayaz Ahmad, Commandant IRP 11th Altaf Ahmad, Commandant IRP 17th Battalion Benam Tosh and other senior officers of police were present.
Earlier, on reaching Anantnag DGP along with IG Kashmir and DIG South Kashmir visited Armed 17th Battalion Headquarters and inaugurated cultural programme to boost the moral of local artists and students from 8 schools who were participating in the event . DGP also visited IRP 10th Battalion and District Jail Anantnag. He took stock of the security and also functioning of jail. Senior officers of Prison and Police Departments were present on the occasion.
At Shopian, he interacted with the SHOs, SDPOs and officers and jawans. He also paid tributes to the officers and jawan who sacrificed their lives at the alter of duty.