SRINAGAR — The Director-General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Monday chaired a high-level security review meeting at Police Headquarters (PHQ) in Srinagar in which he took stock of the security situation and also reviewed J&K Police’s response to the second wave of COVID-19.
The meeting was attended by Special DG CID, R R Swain; ADGP Headquarters, PHQ, M K Sinha; IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar; IGP Headquarters PHQ, Garib Dass; DIG Central Kashmir, Amit Kumar; DIG SKR, Abdul Jabbar; DIG NKR, Sujit Kumar; AIG (P&T), Rajinder Gupta, and SSP Srinagar, Sandeep Choudhary.
According to a statement, the DGP while speaking on the occasion directed the officers to “augment the security grids to further improve the safe and secure environment for the citizens”.
He stressed that the action against the militants and their associates should continue and all the ‘suspicious’ elements should be kept under check so as to foil their ill designs “aimed at disrupting normal lives of the people”.
Underscoring the need for the proactive role of the law enforcement agencies, the DGP directed police officers to put in place effective measures for “maintaining peace and order in coordination with other security forces”.
Singh said that the J&K Police along with other security forces has “ensured rule of law after facing tough challenges and have succeeded in maintaining a sense of security among the people”. He said that the efforts by police will continue to strengthen the ‘peace’ in J&K.
The DGP stressed the need of using all the technology and related tools to keep a check on the people who are ‘misusing’ social media. He directed that a mechanism must be put in place to identify and bring to book all the “mischief mongers”, who are found using the social media for “anti-national and anti-social activities”.
He directed the field officers to take effective steps against drug peddlers so that the menace of drug abuse is eradicated.
The DGP directed the officers to maintain close surveillance on elements trying to disrupt the “fast-returning peaceful atmosphere” and take all measures to neutralise such attempts.
While reviewing the J&K Police response to the wave of COVID-19, the DGP stressed for implementing the government directives, advisories, besides assisting the administration to contain the spread of COVID-19. “We are in the critical phase and every possible effort is required to come out of it.”
The senior officers briefed the DGP about the measures put in place for maintaining “peace and order and ensuring security of the people”. The DGP was also apprised regarding J&K Police’s different measure in response to the COVID-19. (KNO)