Srinagar: Director General of Police J&K, Dilbag Singh, on Monday asked police and security forces to remain more vigilant in view of “continuous attempts by elements across the border” to create trouble in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was addressing a meeting of officers at Police Control Room Srinagar, which was co-chaired by R. R Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt. Governor J&K and him, to review the security plans and preparedness in Central Kashmir for upcoming District Development Council (DDC) election and by-elections for Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies (ULB).
The DGP directed the officers to devise security plans and depute the security personnel as per the requirement. He emphasized on making the effective use of drones to monitor the situation in and around the polls stations.
The DGP, while complimenting the J&K Police personnel, security forces and intelligence agencies for achieving the highest degree of synergy and coordination in handling the internal security situation, said that forces need to continue coordinated efforts to accomplish this important task efficiently and peacefully.
“The DGP also stressed for efficient arrangements for the mobility and accommodation of forces deployed for elections. He stressed upon the officers to keep a vigil on the ground situation and ensure that people would exercise their franchise freely. He said the personnel on the ground should be briefed regularly for better results,” a statement quoted the top cop as saying.
He said that joint efforts by the stakeholders should be put in for timely action to deal with any situation.
The meeting was attended by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IG CRPF Ms. Charu Sinha, DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar, DIG CRPF South Srinagar Shri D.S Maan, DIG CRPF North Srinagar Dr D.J Singh, DIG Sector Hqr CRPF Shri Ashok Samyal, SSP Srinagar Dr M. Haseeb Mughal, SSP Budgam Shri Nagpure Amod Ashok, SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal and Nodal commandants of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal.
“Advisor Bhatnagar appreciated police and other forces in maintaining peace, stability, and law & order in Jammu and Kashmir. He reiterated the importance of maintaining a close watch on the inimical elements. He stressed the need to maintain real-time coordination between the different Security Force agencies for the peaceful conduct of the elections, ” the statement read.
“The officers briefed the advisor (B) and DGP regarding the preparedness in their respective jurisdictions. SSP Srinagar, SSP Budgam and SSP Ganderbal gave powerpoint presentations regarding security arrangements and other preparatory measures for the upcoming elections in their respective districts.
“Before the Advisor and the DGP joined the meeting, detailed discussions were held by IGP Kashmir Sh Vijay Kumar along with IG CRP Ms Charu Sinha with the District SSP and CAPF commanders regarding the ground situation and specific deployment requirements for the conduct of the upcoming event.” GNS