A Corpus Fund Would Be Established for Police, Rs 5 cr Already Given by State: Kichloo

KL Report

KATHUA

Appreciating Jammu and Kashmir Police for safeguarding the life and property of the people, Minister of State for Home, Sajad Ahmad Kichloo has said that the Police force has been playing a pivotal role in providing succour to the people in the time of need.

As per a statement the Minister was speaking at the 24th Attestation-cum-Passing out Parade at Police Training School Kathua today. He said, “JKP has successfully dealt various challenges after giving supreme sacrifices of its brave jawans and officers and has acquired acclaim at national level for its prime role in restoring peace in the state. The force is fully geared up to meet any challenge and has to increase its proficiency at various fronts of policing to strengthen the image of the Organization”, the minister added.

While announcing some measures for the welfare of police personnel the minister has said that the government is highly concerned about the hardships being faced by the “men in khaki” in the hostile situations. He has announced, “A Corpse Fund would be established for the welfare of the police personnel and their families, for which initial amount of Rs five crores would be provided by the government.” While as to bring improvements in the working of traffic and railway police, he said that manpower and infrastructure would be strengthened.

Appreciating the efforts of senior officers and the training staff of the school, the Minister has said that they have taken extra pains in imparting training to the recruits and he was much impressed to witness the performance of these recruits on the passing out parade. He has stressed for strengthening training skills of police personnel to face the new challenges and said that the training courses should be oriented to tackle the cyber crimes and the latest techniques of criminals.

Kichloo has also said that the training imparted to the recruits in handling and operating the latest equipments would help them in curbing the activities of the criminals. He asked the pass outs to adopt people friendly behaviour while performing in the field as the police is, “a symbol of protection, first responder to any situation and have to come up to the expectations of the people.” He has emphasized upon them to keep the oath they took at the parade and make public service their sole motto.

Director General of Police (DGP), Ashok Prasad, in his welcome address has said that Jammu and Kashmir police has played pivotal role in fighting the militancy and bringing normalcy in the state. He said, “JKP has been focusing on strengthening police-public relations to keep peace and order maintained.” He has also stressed upon the recruits to utilize the tactics and skills geared during their basic training in the field to provide security and justice to the common masses and ensure rule of law. Prasad said that JKP, “Having six Training Institutions across the state and a Police Academy at Udhampur is emphasising upon training in various areas like counter insurgency, crime detection and investigation. The institutions train the police personnel in sophisticated technology to dovetail into crime network. Besides, several specialized training courses are conducted in other fields including respect towards human rights, cyber crime, crowd controlling by using minimum force.”

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