Safety of people our prime concern: DGP Singh

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Thursday said that safety of people is prime concern of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

While chairing a security review meeting at Police Control Room here the DGP said, “Safety and security of the people is our prime concern and every design of the elements inimical to peace should be foiled firmly. Jammu and Kashmir Police along with other sister agencies have enforced rule of law after facing tough challenges and have succeeded to instill sense of security among the people.”

He said, “Public cooperation has helped to make our efforts fruitful and the organization is giving impetus to strengthen relations with the people for the eradication of crimes from the society.”

“The militants are making all out attempts to disrupt the situation in Jammu and Kashmir to please their masters across the border. Our forces are committed and capable enough to counter any anti-peace act,” he said.

The DGP directed the officers to maintain close surveillance of such elements trying to disrupt the fast returning peaceful atmosphere and take all measures to neutralise such attempts. “The militants involved in the killing of Sarpanch Syed Rafiq and employee Sheikh Zahoor at Hakura have been identified. They will be brought to law,” the DGP said.

“Nobody is above law and one who breaks the law would be dealt with firmly. While dealing with any situation, it should be ensured that law abiding people are not put to any inconvenience during their day today activities.”

The DGP directed the officers to strengthen the nakas established across the Valley and augment the security grids to ensure safe and secure environment for the citizens. “Action against the militants should be continued and all the suspicious elements should be kept under check so as to foil their ill designs aimed at disrupting normal lives of the people,” he added.

The DGP reiterated that the support of community members is essential and more and more public cooperation should be ensured by prioritising community-based programmes.

“All possible help be exercised in case of bad weather,” the DGP told officers.

The security review meeting, according to the police spokesman was attended by IGP Kashmir S P Pani, IGP Armed Vijay Kumar, DIG CKR, SSP Srinagar, SSP Security and other senior officers from central forces.

 “The meeting deliberated on security scenario in Kashmir. The officers representing different agencies briefed the DGP about the measures put in place for maintaining peace and order and ensuring security of the people,” the spokesman added.

He said that the DGP underscored the need for pro-active role of the law enforcing agencies. He asked the officers to put in place effective measures for maintaining peace and order in coordination with each other.  (GKNN)