DGP seeks people’s role in effective policing

Stressing for attitudinal change to improve the public perception, Director General of Police, (DGP), Dr.
DGP seeks people’s role in effective policing
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Stressing for attitudinal change to improve the public perception, Director General of Police, (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid has said that people's role in effective policing would help to curb drug trafficking and other crimes in the State. He said that police have to remain on the forefront to gain public confidence for better deliverance. 

Dr. Vaid was speaking at a meeting of senior police officers of south Kashmir at District Police Lines, Anantnag here in south Kashmir on Saturday today. The meeting was held to review the security scenario and law and order situation in the districts of south Kashmir.

Addressing the meeting, the DGP stressed upon the officers to evolve an effective mechanism and planning for dealing with the crime, particularly the drug menace in their jurisdictions. He also stressed for synergy at all levels to achieve better results.

The DGP said that with the active cooperation of the public, Jammu and Kashmir police have faced the various situations. The force has always ensured to avoid loss collateral damages, while dealing with the situations. He asked to focus community policing to involve the people in maintaining peace and order in the state. Local problems of the people could be addressed at the lowest level and the senior officers should supervise the progress for accountability and transparency.

Dr. Vaid said that innovative mechanism needs to be followed by the law enforcing agencies to thwart the ill designs of anti social elements. Synergy among the forces with better public cooperation and monitoring at different levels would yield better result of our efforts in maintaining peace in the State. The forces have to ensure safety and security of the common people, while conducting anti-militancy operations, Dr. Vaid added.

During the meeting, DIG SKR, S. P. Pani, gave a detailed power point presentation about the security, law and order situation in the districts of South Kashmir and apprised the meeting about the measures taken to maintain the law and order in the Range. SSsP and SsP of districts Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Awantipore also briefed the meeting.

Earlier DGP visited Pahalgam and inspected the execution of construction works being carried out. He discussed the pace of progress of these constructions with the concerned officers and executing agencies and directed them to follow standards quality in the constructions.


Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid on Saturday said that sports create camaraderie among the youth and shake physique of the youngsters. It promotes mental development by creating high standards of discipline and maintaining physical fitness.

Dr. Vaid was speaking at the closing ceremony of South Kashmir Sports Festival at Degree College Anantnag this afternoon. He felicitated the participating teams who showed best performance during the tournament. He said that more than 1500 players of South Kashmir districts took part in one month long sports festival, which was inaugurated on 14th December, 2016. Different indoor and outdoor games including tennis ball cricket, volley ball, carom and kho kho, besides athletics were played at different venues in district headquareter Anantnag, which was organized by South Kashmir Range.

The DGP appreciated the mass participation of south Kashmir youth in the festival during the chilly season and said that the department is organizing various sports events under Civic Action Pogramme (CAP) to promote sports culture among the youth in the State. 

Dr. Vaid said that sports has now a day's become a career and the youth excelling, are offered attractive jobs by the private as well as government sector. He said that the youth should participate in the sports events and avail the benefit to refine their talent.

The IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani, who was also present on the occasion, congratulated the players and the winning teams of the tournament. He appreciated the players for maintaining standards of discipline during the entire tournament.

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