Foil designs of militants, OGW networks: DGP to officers

Chairs joint security meeting in Kashmir

Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday reviewed security scenario in Kashmir Valley at a joint security meeting here and asked the officers to foil ill designs of the militants, Over Ground Workers (OGW) network and handlers.

The meeting was attended by ADGP Armed J&K SJM Gillani, IG (KOS) CRPF Deepak Rattan, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IG (SOS) CRPF Ms Charu Sinha, DIG CKR Srinagar Sujit Kumar, BGS Ops 15 Corps P K Mishra, DIG CRPF North Srinagar Dr Randeep Kumar Rana, DIG CRPF South Srinagar Mathew A John, DIG BSF Ops Srinagar Arvinder Singh, SSP APCR Srinagar Shahid Mehraj Rather, SSP Srinagar Sandeep Choudhary, SSP PCR Kashmir Zubair Ahmed Khan and SP PC Srinagar Iftikar Talib.

Special DGP CID J&K, R. R. Swain attended the meeting through video conferencing from Jammu, a police spokesperson said.

Speaking to the officers the DGP expressed satisfaction over the synergy existing between the officers and formations of forces. He expressed hope that together security forces will continue to work harder for greater peace. DGP stressed upon the officers not to let the peaceful atmosphere be disturbed by the elements inimical to it by effectively and sincerely handling the lawful duties and commitments.

The DGP said that the action against militants and their OGW networks and handlers should be continued unabated and all such elements should be kept under check so as to foil their “ill designs that are aimed at disrupting normal lives of the people.”

He said that security grids need to be kept fully geared up at all levels with joint efforts of all security forces and agencies. He directed officers to review the security strategies more often so as to check for any loopholes if ignored. The DGP also took a review of the winter preparedness.

He appreciated the forces for the recent successes against militancy but stressed for continued pressure on militants and OGWs to consolidate the peace, the spokesperson said.

He directed the officers to stay focused and to maintain surveillance on the support system of (militants). He said that Pakistani agents and their handlers here are always looking for soft targets to foment trouble in the much better prevailing security scenario in J&K.

Officers from CRPF, Army, and BSF shared their views and assessments in the meeting.

Earlier, the DGP chaired a Police Establishment Board (PEB) during which various agenda points pertaining to capacity building and welfare of the police personnel were discussed.

“All the agenda points were taken one by one and discussed threadbare and appropriate decisions taken on each.”

The DGP said that various wings of police need to rationally review their deployments and see that persons posted at a particular location for very long are transferred out and replaced with suitable persons. This he said will enhance the capabilities of these units.

He also said that unauthorised attachments and localised arrangements should be done away with and cases be reviewed and recommendations must be justified while giving emphasis on encouraging the deserving personnel.

He said that the recommendations must be performance based and due weightage must be given to the circumstances, topography, and difficulty faced besides the perseverance and operational acumen displayed by the personnel must be taken as the touch stone for recommendations.

The DGP further stated that only those personnel should be rewarded who contributed to the professional work.

Pertinent to mention that during the year 2020 upto July 2021 out of turn promotions were given to four ASIs, forty HCs, 160 SgCts, 475 Cts and four Followers for their outstanding contribution and 393 SPOs were also absorbed in the department as constables for their outstanding duties.

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