Police exploring options to counter separatists’ calls: DGP
Says Police Public Schools In 4 Districts Soon
Varmul, Oct 14: The Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda today said Police was working on “several measures” to counter the protest calls given by separatists adding curfew was imposed to “protect the people and safeguard the public property.”
“We are working on different initiatives so that the need of curfew does not arise and police-public meet is one of the measures taken by the police to interact with the people” DGP told media men on the sidelines of a public durbar held here.
“Separatists are working on an agenda. Whenever there is a protest call, which has a potential to create law and order problem, we are forced to enforce curfew and deploy extra men,” he said.
He said several people had been arrested for stone pelting and claimed that students involved in the act had been released. “However all the arrested persons are not students,” he said and assured that the cases of people were being properly verified. “If their elders give assure us that they (youth) will not indulge in the stone pelting, we will consider their release,” he added.
He announced setting-up of Police Public Schools in Varmul, Islamabad, Doda and Rajouri.
Interacting with people during public Durbar here, Khoda said nearly 8000 appointments were made in JK Police during 2009 and the process of recruiting 800 constables was underway.
He also announced that police public meets would be held once a week at Police station level, once a fortnight at the sub-divisional level and once in a month at the district level.
DGP said the police would organize cultural and study tours for the people and student fraternity in particular.
Khoda said the main aim of holding such durbars was to coordinate with people and know their grievances for prompt redressal.
DGP cautioned people to remain aware of “ill designs of vested interests who are hell bent to disrupt peace and exploit the common man for fulfillment of their own nefarious designs.”
Khoda assured the people that he would take up the matter of on the spot recruitment with the government so that the poor were benefited and due representation was given to all sections in North Kashmir Range.
Khoda also conducted a Police durbar, in District Police lines Varmul and ordered on-spot out-of-turn promotion to eight constables and conversion of four SPOs to constables.
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