Strengthen security grid, plug in gaps: DGP to officers

Chairs high-level meeting of Kashmir division officers

Srinagar: A high level joint meeting of Kashmir division officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and CAPFs was held at Police Headquarters on Thursday. Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh chaired the meeting in which overall security scenario of Kashmir was reviewed.

The meeting was attended by Spl. DG CID J&K R.R. Swain, IG BSF Kashmir Dr Rajesh Mishra, ADGP (Coordination) PHQ Danesh Rana, IG (Admin) CRPF Kashmir Deepak Rattan, IG (Ops) CRPF Kashmir Charu Sinha, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, Brig. 15 Corps P. K. Mishra, DIG CKR Amit Kumar, DIG SSB Ranjeet Singh, I/C DIG ITBP Suresh Yadav and SSP Srinagar andeep Choudhary. Range DIsG and district SSsP of Kashmir Zone attended the meeting via video conferencing.

Addressing the officers, the DGP J&K appreciated the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police and other security forces for the recent successes in the anti militancy operations and for providing better security environment to the people of J&K.

He commended the coordinated efforts of forces for combating militancy and directed the officers to strengthen the security grid and plug in the gaps with strict security measures.

The DGP stressed upon officers to review the security of their respective districts regularly. He said that militants and their masters across the border are attempting to create disturbances and added that forces have to be extra alert to foil their evil designs.

He emphasized that to combat militancy more effectively a strategy for the strengthening of operational capabilities is needed for which joint operational drills of forces should be planned using latest electronic gadgets.

The DGP said that OGW networks which help in sustaining the militancy and also involved in the recruitment of local youths need to be targeted. He said that with joint efforts various such networks were busted in the past and added that more intelligence sharing and coordination between forces would help in smashing more such networks.

Singh said that the law & order situation has improved in Jammu and Kashmir with the support of people though the forces have to be vigilant. He, however, advised the officers to take firm action against law & order situation instigators.

The officers attending the meeting shared their views and also briefed the DGP about the current security scenario.

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