Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Thursday directed officers to intensify naka checking and frisking ahead of Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir.
The top police officer of Kashmir passed the direction while chairing a security review meeting in south Kashmir after conducting extensive tour along with DIG SKR Anantnag Abdul Jabbar.
Earlier, both the officers along with SSP Kulgam visited to SOG Camp Nillow Kulgam and paid tributes to SgCt Rohit Kumar of SOG Camp Nillow who was killed in an overnight encounter at Pariwan Kulgam, a police spokesman said in a statement.
“He also interacted with officers and personnel of Police, Army & CRPF and also reviewed security and operational aspects. Moreover, IGP Kashmir also visited the encounter site.”
Later on, IGP Kashmir and DIG SKR Anantnag visited Shopian, Pulwama and Awantipora and chaired meetings with District SSsP and other officers.
“In view of upcoming Republic Day Celebration functions, IGP Kashmir while reviewing the security scenario directed the officers to intensify naka checking and plug the gaps with strict security measures so that no chance is provided to elements inimical to peace,” he said, adding, “Besides, he also directed to enhance frisking of suspected vehicles/persons at such naka points and increase night patrolling along with CAPFs and Army in all the sensitive areas in their respective districts.”
IGP Kashmir also directed the officers to pay special attention and focus on generating preventive intelligence besides enhancing anti-militancy operations.
Keeping in view the surge in Covid cases, IGP Kashmir also directed the officers to implement Covid SOPs and CAB in letter and spirit so as to contain the further spread, the spokesman added.