People-friendly IRP men to be deployed in JK: DGP
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Srinagar, May 10: The Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda on Tuesday said five Indian Reserve Police (IRP) battalions, trained in use of non-lethal equipment, would be deployed in field to maintain law and order in Jammu and Kashmir.
“They will use more humane and people-friendly policing techniques. Our priority is to ensure peace and security of the people of the state and nobody will be allowed to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere for their interests," Khoda said chairing a high level meeting, convened to review the law and order situation in the valley, at Police Control Room here.
He said for the first time five IRP battalions would be inducted in the Valley and they would be protected by light body gears.
The equipment would protect them from any kind of mob fury while maintaining the law and order, he said.
The police chief said the law and order situation in the state was satisfactory. However, the police would tackle any emergent situation firmly, he added.
Khoda stressed upon the officers present in the meeting to ensure minimum use of force while dealing law and order situation to avoid loss of human lives.
The department has procured non-lethal equipment specially made by the Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) which would help the police personnel to disperse mobs without causing any loss of life, he said.
Going by the previous experience, Khoda said the department had worked out a new strategy to prevent such situation in future.
He asked the officers to ensure that newly procured equipments are issued to the personnel maintaining the law and order, and to use minimum force to avoid causalities.
During the meeting, the DGP issued instructions to the officers working in the field to earn public confidence by adopting public friendly approach while curbing the activities of criminals.
People approach police with great expectations and the personnel working in police stations should exhibit their professional traits and give a patient hearing to their genuine grievances, Khoda said.
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