LOK SABHA POLLS|Top security brass visits Kishtwar

Top security brass visited Kishtwar on Tuesday and reviewed the security scenario and poll preparedness in the district ahead of the parliamentary elections, scheduled to be held on April 18.

The director general of police, Dilbag Singh, accompanied by inspector general of police, Jammu, M K Sinha, IG CRPF, Jammu, Abhay Vir Chouhan, and IG BSF, Jammu, N S Jamwal, held meetings with the officers of police department, army and CAPF during the visit.

The officers visited far-flung areas of the district, including Marwah and Dachan. Later, they reached Kishtwar town, wherein they held meeting with officers of security forces.

Addressing the officers at District Police Office Complex, Kishtwar, the DGP impressed upon them to dispose of pending cases on fast track basis and keep crime index in check. He also asked them to enhance public relations.

“The district had been militancy infested, but the sacrifices of policemen and other security forces brought about a change. What remains of militancy shall also be wiped out from the district soon,” the DGP said.

DGP Singh also stressed upon the establishment of new SOG camps, checkpoints and bunkers in the district and advised all the security forces to work in a coordinated manner. “The noose must be tightened against militants and their over ground workers,” he said.

Further, he stated that due to safe and secure environment of the region, projects are being executed and development is taking place. “The credit goes to police, army, BSF and CRPF, who have worked as a team and accomplished the mission of establishing peace,” he said, while paying tributes to the slain police officers and soldiers.

During his interaction with the officers of civil administration, police and CAPF, the DGP directed them to act tough against the “white collar criminals” by identifying them and booking them under relevant laws.

Referring to welfare measures, he said that the police headquarter is looking into various demands and more announcements are expected from state Government for the benefit of police personnel. The DGP also assured that all the grievances brought into his notice will be addressed. He said that all the personnel, especially those in lower ranks, will be made comfortable.

He directed the officers to perform their duties with zest and zeal during the upcoming parliamentary elections and ensure that no untoward incident takes place.

Earlier, senior superintendent of police, Kishtwar, Shakti Pathak briefed the meeting about the functioning of the police in the district.

Bhim Sen Tuti, DIG DKR range, Angrez Singh Rana, deputy commissioner, Kishtwar, additional SP Kishtwar and other officers of army and CAPF were also present on the occasion.