Reviews security arrangements in Budgam for DDC polls
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Nov 16: Advisor to Lt Governor R R Bhatnagar and Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, Dilbag Singh on Monday reviewed the security arrangements put in place in central Kashmir for upcoming District Development Council (DDC) election and by-elections for Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies (ULB).
The security was reviewed in an officers meeting held at Police Control Room Kashmir here on Monday, a police spokesperson said.
Advisor Bhatnagar appreciated Jammu and Kashmir Police and other forces in maintaining peace, stability, and law and order in Jammu and Kashmir.
He reiterated the importance of maintaining a close watch on the inimical elements and stressed the need to maintain real-time coordination between the different Security Force agencies for the peaceful conduct of the elections.
The DGP while speaking on the occasion said there is a need to be more vigilant and cautious in view of the possibility of attempts by militants to disrupt the democratic process in J&K. “Continuous attempts are being made by elements across the border to create trouble here,” he said.
He directed the officers to devise the security plans and depute the security personnel as per the requirement. He emphasized for making the effective use of drones to monitor the the situation in and around the polls stations.
Complimenting the J&K Police personnel, security forces, intelligence agencies for achieving the highest degree of synergy and coordination in handling the internal security situation, he 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. He said joint efforts by the stakeholders should be put in for timely action to deal with any situation.
The officers briefed the advisor and the 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,” the spokesperson said.
He said before the Advisor and the DGP joined the meeting, detailed discussions were held by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar along with IG CRPF Charu Sinha with the District SSP and CAPF commanders regarding ground situation and specific deployment requirements for conduct of the upcoming event.