'Killing of Panchs,Sarpanchs worrisome'
Police Trying Its Best To Give Security: DGP
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Sep 30: Police Sunday said that killing of Panchayat representatives is worrisome and they are trying their best to give them sense of security by utilizing the resources of the force.
“Panchayats are very important institution. The killing of their representatives is worrisome,” state police chief Ashok Prasad told reporters on the sidelines of Police Public Mela here at Bakshi Stadium.
He said that police is trying its best to give the Panchayat representatives sense of security. “Police is utilizing the resources for security of Sarpanchs and Panchs across the state,” he added.
DGP said that police force is developing a close rapport with the public and every effort is being made to strengthen the forces’ relationship with the people. “Earlier, there was gap between police and public and now we have filled that by and large,” he said and added that every effort is being made for a strong relation between the two.
Prasad said that no civilian is harassed by his force. “Only the criminals are being arrested and no other person is harassed,” he said.
He termed the Mela a bridge between Police and Public. “Such occasions serve as a bridge to strengthen police public relations which had crept in due to turmoil,” Prasad said adding that the Melas not only boost the morale of the ranks of the police force but also provide an avenue where the officers and cops interact.
Prasad said that their aim is to promote academic excellence, augment facilities for education to cater the needs of wards of police personnel who died while fighting militants and to add the infrastructure for a wholesome and self-contained education atmosphere with all modern facilities.
The State police chief said that the organization is providing facilities to the children of police personnel for coaching in professional examinations in order to provide competitive edge among them. “In order to provide holistic support to the police families and to provide necessary assistance to the martyr’s wards for their adoption in different schools within and outside the state is also on our agenda,” DGP said.
He further said that such Melas also provides an opportunity to memorize the sacrifices of Jammu and Kashmir Police, “they offered while ensuring the security and safety of the people.”
“During the years of turmoil JKP families suffered a lot as a number of cops and officers of the force laid down their lives for the integrity of the State,” he said and stressed that the sacrifices offered cannot be forgotten and it is prime duty of the police as family to take care of their families. “It was due to the sacrifices of our martyrs that peace has been prevailing and the people of the State feel themselves in a secure atmosphere,” DGP Prasad said.
Earlier amid enthusiasm, after lighting the traditional lamp, the Ashok Prasad who was the Chief Guest described the event as a bridge among police and public. He said that such events provide an opportunity to the people and the police to assemble, interact with each other which unveil the humane face of the cops. He appreciated the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association for organizing such Melas in a befitting manner since years which has helped to strengthen the police public relations at gross route levels.
On the occasion, Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association, (JKPWWA) Kiran Prasad briefed the dignitaries about the objectives of organizing such Melas. She said that JKPWWA has undertaken various fund raising activities to fulfill and nurture the requirements for the welfare of police families with special emphasizes on widows and orphans. She disclosed that the Association has been providing vocational training to families of policemen in order to provide support to manufacture and market the products through police families welfare centers till district level. The efforts have helped to augment the income of these families, she added.
Among others, the function was attended by ADGPs, K Rajendra Kumar, Dr Ram Lubhaya and SP Vaid, IGPs, V K Singh, S M Sahai, A K Choudhary, H K Lohia, Rauf-ul-Hassan, Abdul Ghani Mir, M Sulaiman Salaria, P R Manhas, Yoginder Koul, Alok Puri and Muneer Ahmed Khan, besides lady members of PWWA, prominent citizens, and police, civil officers.
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