Dilbag Singh sounds security alert across J&K for the next fortnight

Srinagar, July 30: Dilbag Singh, Director General of Police Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday directed security forces to remain very alert for ensuing fortnight and put into use all resources so that the religious festivals as well as the Independence Day celebrations pass off peacefully.

Chairing a high-level security meeting, the DGP said that there will be provocations by the “anti national and anti social elements during this period and as such all the nafari (police personnel) deployed on nakas, on operations, on static guards and other deployments need to be briefed on regular basis.”

“He complimented the officers and said that a lot of good work has been done during the last few months on operations as well as on the law & order front. However, the guard cannot be lowered and there is a need to consolidate the gains,” the DGP was quoted by a police spokesperson in a statement issued here. 

Senior Police Officers of the J&K Police at the security review meeting in Srinagar on Thursday. (Photo: News Intervention)

The high level security review meeting was held at Police Headquarters Srinagar in which over all security scenario of the J&K, particularly security arrangements with regard to Eid and August 15 were discussed. The efforts of collective fight against COVID-19 by the Police, CAPFs (Central Armed Police Force) and Civil Administration were also discussed, the police spokesperson said.

The meeting was attended by other senior officers of the Jammu & Kashmir Police.

Senior Police Officers from all across Jammu & Kashmir attended the security review meeting through video conference. (Photo: News Intervention)

“The DGP said that all the efforts must be put in place to enhance the security of the vulnerable people and places. He said that the officers can take the decisions keeping in view the local requirements, conditions etc,” the police spokesperson said.

The DGP also said that all the logistics such as Bullet Proof Bunkers fitted with CCTVs have been provided and advised the officers that these resources must be made good use of. “The incidents of sensitive and law & order nature must be recorded and later on analysed,” he said.

Dilbag Singh added that the supervisory officers must ensure that the jawans on duty remain alert and put on Bullet Proof patkas, jackets to safeguard themselves and also do their duties efficiently.

With regard to COVID the DGP said that we need to continue to take all precautions and all the resources which have been made available must be put to use. Police headquarters will be at the back and call of the districts and units for any requirements which they may highlight.

The DGP said that the plasma donations by the police personnel an initiative under the supervision of ADGP Coordination SJM Gillani has been appreciated by the civilians as precious lives are being saved through this attempt.  He said that the units and districts must make a list of police personnel who can be screened for plasma donation. The donors must be duly rewarded.

He further advised that due precautions and COVID protocols must be followed during the celebration of the religious as well as on the national festivals.

All the officers attending the meeting briefed the DGP about the current scenario in their respective areas and assured him that all the orders and advisories will be 

Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad is a research scholar based in Jammu & Kashmir.

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