IGP Kashmir Directs Officers To Intensify Anti-Militancy Operations
“People involved in disturbing the ‘prevailing peaceful atmosphere’ should be dealt strictly under law. Stringent action shall be taken against elements who ‘misuse’ social media platforms for ‘inciting violence’.”
SRINAGAR — Inspector General Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar Tuesday instructed the District Senior Superintendents of Police to intensify the anti-militancy operations in their respective areas and also directed them to take ‘strict action’ against Over Ground Workers (OGW) network.
Kumar was speaking while chairing a security review meeting at Police Control Room Kashmir through video conferencing with Range DIGs and district SSPs of Kashmir Zone. The meeting was also attended by DIG Central Kashmir Range and SSP Srinagar.
According to a police spokesperson, the IGP said that people involved in disturbing the ‘prevailing peaceful atmosphere’ should be dealt strictly under law. He said that stringent action shall be taken against elements who ‘misuse’ social media platforms for ‘inciting violence’ including trouble makers and rumour mongers.
The participating officers briefed Kumar about the overall security scenarios in their respective areas and the security measures being adopted to counter the challenges, the spokesperson said. The IGP was also briefed about the security measures put in place in connection with upcoming ‘Indian Republic Day’ celebrations besides, the measures taken in view of the third Covid wave.
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While interacting with the officers, the IGP discussed the initiatives taken for the maintenance of law and order besides anti-militancy operations in the valley. “IGP Kashmir also appreciated them for their commitment towards their duties and contribution in the maintenance of law and order and in conducting successful anti-militancy operations with no collateral damage.” He emphasized upon them that such efforts and coordination with other forces working on the ground should continue to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley, the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that the IGP directed the officers to make all necessary and required arrangements in connection with 26th January for ensuring peaceful celebrations of the event. He further directed the officers to personally supervise the arrangements required in connection with the event.
IGP Kashmir directed the officers to ensure that the police personnel who are the frontline workers be provided with Covid-19 booster dose in view of the surge in Covid cases and the existing infrastructure including isolation wards be activated to meet any eventuality. He also stressed that the police personnel be sensitized about adhering to Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB).
The IGP Kashmir also directed the officers to intensify the war against drug peddlers and root out the menace of drugs from society saying that this menace is spoiling the career of youth. He also directed them to personally supervise the probe into the narcotics cases to improve the conviction rate. Besides, he also directed the officers to build up a strong police-public relationship at all police levels and conduct regular interactive meetings with the general public as such meetings particularly with youth will not only help in curbing the drug menace but will strengthen the police-public interface.
IGP Kashmir was concerned over the incidents of theft of copper wire along the railway track meant for electrical trains. He directed the concerned district SSPs in whose jurisdiction the railway track passes to take all possible measures to prevent such thefts as also to identify the culprits involved in the crime.
The officers were also directed by the IGP Kashmir to ensure timely help to those who require any assistance in view of inclement weather conditions and the special help-lines so established shall remain functional 24×7 with dedicated manpower.
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