Despite huge losses to the properties of Jammu and Kashmir Police by the recent floods, police force maintained their courage and professionalism, undertaking strenuous efforts to make the affected units functional.
This was disclosed by the Director General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar during officers meeting held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) Sunday. The meeting was convened to review the police assistance being provided by JKP in various parts of flood hit areas. He said that after rescue operations, medical and relief camps are being organized at different places to provide medical aid and assistance to the flood sufferers. Besides medicines and blankets, food items including drinking water is provided to the people, he added.
Rajendra said that during survey of affected areas, it was noticed that huge losses have suffered to the properties of the Organization, effecting professional policing.
“Infrastructure, communication network, mobility and equipments including software has been damaged at large. The unprecedented floods submerged police establishments like offices, police posts, police stations, police hospital, communication centres and control rooms. This calamity, no doubt, disrupted our day-to-day policing for a while, but our jawans and officers did not lose their courage, rubbed their shoulders with other agencies in rescue and relief operations. Side by side the affected units and establishments were made functional from nearby locations,” he added.
The DGP said that as an immediate step private vehicles were hired to replace the damaged vehicles and make the mobility functional. “One lakh litres of fuel was arranged from IOC to run the rescue and relief operations by the force and civil administration. Police telecommunication network was made functional by setting up control rooms at different locations to ensure coordination in the rescue and relief operations. More than 400 jawans were deployed at Srinagar Technical Airport to assist the civil administration in receiving and despatching relief material, said the DGP.