SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Wednesday chaired a high-level security meeting in Srinagar and directed the officers to maintain close coordination besides keeping a close watch on suspects while increasing the patrolling during the night. He also directed the officers to carry out counter-insurgency operations and to target the OGW network.
In a statement, police said that DGP Singh chaired a high-level joint security meeting at Police Headquarters to review the security scenario of Kashmir Zone followed by a review meeting with regard to deployment & security measures for the forthcoming G20 event.
“At the very outset of the meeting, district SSPs and range DIGs briefed about the prevailing security scenario in their respective jurisdictions besides measures taken to ensure a peaceful environment in the valley,” the statement said, adding that DGP stressed for further strengthening the coordination among all the forces.”
“The DGP stated that a close liaison must be maintained at every level to foil any attempt of troublemakers and strict action to be taken against any person involved. He directed for increased patrolling and night domination to ensure that anti-peace elements are not given any chance to create any disturbance. He stressed on maintaining alertness for which he advised placement of ‘nakas’ and joint patrolling to check the movement of anti-national elements especially on inter-district routes and in the periphery,” the police statement said.
He stressed on strengthening both the border and hinterland security grid and enjoined upon officers to focus on counter-terrorist operations and to target the OGW network if any. He also stressed for strengthening measures for intelligence collection, especially at ground level and its sharing among the forces.
While reviewing the arrangements and deployment plans for the forthcoming G20 event, DGP discussed in detail all the arrangements to be made for the smooth conduct of the event and directed officers to ensure that all the necessary arrangements are in place well in time. Emerging challenges and their countermeasures were also threadbare discussed during the meeting. Singh emphasized on coordinated security arrangements for the event among all the forces besides civil administration. DGP also stressed for reviewing all the arrangements jointly by all the stakeholders to ensure synergy and better coordination,” the DGP said.