Director-General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir Dilbag Singh, IPS, on Saturday visited north Kashmir districts of Kupwara and Handwara to review the review of the security scenario, a police spokesman said.
He said that DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Shri S.P Pani and DIG north Kashmir range Baramulla M Suleman Choudhary.
He said that Dilbag Singh interacted with the army officers, CRPF officers and district jurisdictional police officers during his visit.
“He commended the collective efforts of J&K Police and security forces for maintaining peace and order in these districts. He said that all officers and jawans are doing a commendable job in the fight against militancy and our efforts will continue with enhanced coordination among the forces,” said the spokesman.
He said that intelligence gathering should be strengthened to curb the activities of the elements inimical to peace.
DGP thanked the Central government and the Governor’s administration for their generous support to the J&K Police by enhancing the honorarium of SPOs and ration money/hardship allowances for the police personnel.
He said that the gesture will boost the morale of the force to work with more commitment and dedication to the service of the nation. DGP Dilbag Singh said that continuous initiatives taken for welfare and functioning of State Police to serve the people better.
“During these meetings, the DGP emphasized that Police Public meetings should be conducted on a regular basis. He said that people’s cooperation in the fight against drugs and other crimes is must and the police will act tough against the people indulging in the illicit trade of drugs,” said the spokesman.
He directed jurisdictional officers to seek people’s cooperation in the fight against drug abuse and other social crimes.
“At Kupwara the meeting was attended by SSP Kupwara Shriram Ambarkar, Commandant IRP 4th Bn, Abrar Choudhary, ASP Kupwara Mir Ifroz, Dy.SP Hqr, Mohd Yaseer, DySP PC Fayaz Ahmad and DySP (DAR) Shri Javeed Ahmad. At Handwara the meeting was attended by SSP Handwara Shri Ashish Kumar Mishra, CO 21 RR Ashutosh Sharma, CO 92 Bn, CRPF Deepak Kumar, DySP (Ops) Handwara Fariz Hussain, DySP (Ops) Magam/Kralgund Sahil Sharma, SDPO Handwara Tariq Mehmood and DySP (DAR) Farooq Ahmed,” said a police spokesman.