SRINAGAR: Director General of CRPF, Dr Sujoy Lal Thaosen, and the Director General of Police (DGP), RR Swain, jointly presided over a high-level joint meeting of officers to assess the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley at the Police Control Room in Kashmir on Saturday evening.

During the meeting, a comprehensive review of all security preparations for the winter season was conducted, read an official statement.

Field officers provided updates on various measures and countermeasures implemented to ensure the security and safety of the people.

In his address, DGP Swain emphasised the need to enhance capabilities to achieve desired results. He instructed the utilization of modern technological tools to monitor the security situation and to launch operations in higher regions to flush out hidden militants.

The DGP also directed the augmentation of the Dial 112 helpline in Police Control Rooms, making it the first responder in specific situations.

He stressed the importance of remaining vigilant against the militant support network aiding the nefarious designs of terrorists and called for increased efforts in monitoring the movements of suspicious individuals.

Swain further instructed the security forces to maintain pressure on anti-peace elements to prevent the resurgence of militant groups.

The DGP urged the officers to develop strategies to further consolidate peace in Jammu and Kashmir, stating, “We have an all-time low number of active terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir,” but cautioned about potential attempts to disrupt the peace.

He also called for joint training of personnel to handle law and order situations. The meeting extensively discussed issues related to terrorism, including the presence of foreign and local militants in higher altitudes and their potential movements during the winter.

Continued infiltration attempts from across the border and the measures taken to deter such attempts were also discussed. The meeting also addressed the creation of a database of uncategorised militants.

The discussions encompassed capacity building, improved communication between forces to enhance synergy, and intelligence sharing to achieve better operational results.

The officers at the meeting offered suggestions regarding anti-terror operations and further strengthening peace in J&K. In the evening, DGP J&K R. R. Swain visited Police Station Mirbazar, where he inspected various sections of the station. DIG SKR Rayees Mohammad Bhat, SSP Anantnag G.K. Sundip Chakraborty, SSP Sahil Sangral, and SSP NHW44 Rohit Baskotea were present during the inspection. (KNO)


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