Srinagar, Mar 12: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh has said that public support is the strength of J&K Police in the fight against terrorism and the police must further its relations with the people. He said that people repose faith in the men in uniform and they have to ensure that common people do not suffer while dealing with the anti social elements.
This was stated by the DGP while interacting with the police personnel at district police lines Pulwama and Awantipora during his one day visit. He was accompanied by IGP Kashmir SP Pani and DIG South Kashmir Atul Kumar Goel.
DGP said that the force has gained professionalism and expertise in fight against the terrorism in the State. Talented and young officers are leading the force for maintaining law and order in the State. He directed the officers to organize more and more police public meetings saying that these meetings strengthen police public bond.
DGP said that because of the dedicated efforts of police the trend of youth getting lured to join militancy has considerably decreased and hoped that in future no one joins it.
The DGP said that Police is an important player in the democratic process and our responsibilities in the coming days will increase further as dates for the parliamentary elections have been announced. He said they have to work tirelessly to ensure peaceful conduct of upcoming election. He said it has to be their primary responsibility to prepare conducive atmosphere on the ground so that people in large numbers take part in this democratic process without any fear.
At Awantipora DGP along with IGP Kashmir, SP Awantipora Tahir Saleem and other senior officers paid floral tribute at the martyrs memorial. At Pulwama DC Syed Abid Rashid, Superintendent of Police Chandan Kholi and other senior police officers of the district were present.
Earlier, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone SP Pani said that the DGP has been working relentlessly for the welfare of the police personnel, SPOs and the families of martyrs.