Step up operations to check movement of militants: DGP to officers

Reviews internal, border security arrangements in Poonch

Jammu: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh Friday visited the border district of Poonch, Jammu region and reviewed internal and border security arrangements in the district while chairing joint officers meetings.

Accompanied by ADGP, Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh, the DGP was received by senior Army and Police officers. The DGP visited 6th Sector Brigade headquarters Potha, Surankot and 120 Infantry Brigade, Bimber Gali. He chaired joint security meetings at these places.

The meeting at headquarter Bimber Gali among others was attended by Brig. V. K Slathia and SSP Poonch. At 6 Sector the meeting was attended by Brig. Mandeep Singh DIG Rajouri Poonch range Vivek Gupta, SSP Poonch Vinod Kumar, CO 16 RR Ashutosh, CO 39 RR Ashok Kumar, CO 37 RR Amrit, SSP Rajouri Sheema Qasba and other senior Army, CAPF and Police officers.

During the visit, the DGP was given a detailed presentation by the senior officers on the security measures put in place along the LoC, against the infiltration attempts by the Pak agencies to push in militants and narcotics.

Discussions were held on the recent bids foiled by the border security grid and militants and their guides eliminated in the recent operations.

It was pointed out that Pak agencies are indulging in narcotics and weapon smuggling and transportation of cash across the LoC for funding militant activities. Many of such consignments have been interrupted by the JKP and the security forces deployed in the area.

The DGP observed that Pakistan is attempting to involve the youth in the drug menace, as they did in Punjab after their other nefarious designs failed. He said that twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch of Jammu have been witnessing militant infiltration bids sponsored by the Pakistani authorities and added that due to synergy and close liaison between the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and other security forces many of such acts were thwarted on the border and in the hinterland successfully.

He emphasized strengthening of Naka points on Mugal road as also on national highway to keep check on transportation of drugs, weapons and other criminal activities.

Singh directed the officers to maintain synergy for well coordinated efforts to uproot the militancy, militant networks and narco-militancy in the Range. He emphasized upon the officers to strengthen the intelligence grid and ensure input sharing for rapid action by the forces.

He emphasized regular interactions/briefing of the subordinates at different levels. He stressed for stepping up operations to “check the movement of criminals and militants and other suspicious elements.

Stressing for counter strategies and preventive measures, he emphasized on the officers to remain extra alert and take appropriate counter measures to prevent evil attempts of militants and their masters from across the border.

The DGP said that Police Public meetings, especially in the border villages, should be conducted on a regular basis. He said that people’s cooperation in the fight against narco-militancy and other crimes is must. He directed jurisdictional officers to seek people’s cooperation in the fight against drug abuse and other social crimes.

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