Armed Police backbone of J&K Police: DGP

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh today visited Armed Police Headquarters (APHQ) at Karan Nagar here.

He was received by the ADGP (Armed) J&K S J M Gillani and other officers of the Armed Police Headquarters.

According to a statement, DGP chaired a meeting which was attended by senior police officers and reviewed the functioning of the Armed Police wing. The meeting which was attended by ADGP CID, J&K Dr. B. Srinivas, ADGP (Armed) S.J.M. Gillani, ADGP Law & Order/Security  Munir Ahmad Khan, IGP Armed Kashmir  Vijay Kumar, IGP (Pers.) PHQ J.P. Singh and IGP Kashmir  S.P. Pani.

“Armed Police is the backbone of the J&K Police with having highest number of personnel on its roll who are doing their duties at multiple places and are entrusted with multiple tasks,” the DGP said.

“The DGP complimented Armed Police for handling law and order, security and other multifarious jobs in the State and currently having huge deployment in AmarnathYatra including the Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs), and also praised the role of Armed Police in counter insurgency grid,” police spokesperson said in statement.

“The DGP while complementing the role of MRTs in rescuing hundreds of the yatries said that Governor Satya Pal Malik and Advisors of the Governor have hailed the role of these MRTs. Their role has been highlighted by the national media and Yatris,” he added

“The DGP also expressed his satisfaction for safe and smooth conduct of Yatra from both sides for which Armed Police is deployed alongwith district police of South Kashmir and Central Kashmir. The DGP also underlined the Armed Police for making significant contribution during the Panchayat, Urban Local Bodies and Parliamentary elections. During his address the DGP advised the officers to focus on skill development of the police personnel to further improve their efficiency. The DGP also impressed upon regular welfare measures for the officers/jawans,” the statement said.

Congratulating the Armed Police personnel SgCt. Nazir Ahmad and SgCt. Falil Singh for scaling the Mount Everest and also other personnel who have brought laurels to the Police by winning medals, the DGP impressed that more and more attention must be given to the Central Sports teams.

ADGP (Armed) J&K S.J.M Gillani briefed the DGP regarding functioning and deployment of the different battalions of the Armed Police. He projected the requirements and plans with regard to the Armed battalions to which the DGP said that they would be sympathetically looked into. ADGP (Armed) J&K during his briefing highlighted that the training, welfare and equipment needs of the force will be taken care of. The ADGP also put forth certain requirements with regard to the body gears of the law and order personnel for their day to day duties.