DG CRPF, DGP review security for panchayat, ULB polls in JK

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Srinagar, Sep 27: Director General of CRPF R R Bhatnagar and Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday reviewed the situation preparedness for the upcoming panchayat and Urban Local Body (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
A police spokesperson said that a joint security review meeting was held at Police Control Room (PCR) Kashmir regarding the preparedness for the upcoming Panchayat and ULB elections by Bhatnagar and Singh.
He said that the meeting was attended by senior police and CRPF officers. “The officers took an in-depth review of the security measures put in place for the upcoming polls and also reviewed the prevailing law and order situation in the valley,” he said.
Both the DGs expressed satisfaction over the synergy existing between the officers and formations of the two forces, he said, adding they expressed hope that the security forces will be successful in conducting the upcoming elections smoothly.
“They directed the officers to ensure that the appropriate security arrangements are in place for peaceful conduct of elections,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhatnagar said that the synergy existing between forces shall be further strengthened through the active cooperation of the ground level forces. He further assured of full cooperation with the Police for maintaining peace in the state.
Meanwhile, Singh commended the forces for maintaining peace despite challenging circumstances and expressed optimism that the Police and CRPF will help in attaining the goal of providing conducive security environment for the upcoming elections.
The spokesperson said that the DG CRPF presented a memento to DGP J&K Police and complimented the state Police for its professionalism and commitment to core values of policing.
“During the meeting, the requirements of logistics and manpower were discussed and it was decided to fulfill these keeping in view the local circumstances,” he added.