State Times NewsSRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir police is maintaining pressure on terrorists to isolate them so that they cannot mislead the general public, Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh has said. Singh, who has been leading the force since last year, thanked the people of the State for their cooperation in maintaining law and order. “While the security teams comprising police, para-military forces and army have done a splendid job, one should not neglect the cooperation extended by people of the state,” he said. Security presence in the State has been stepped-up and stringent restrictions were put in place since August 5 when the Centre abrogated Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and also divided the state into two Union Territories.
DGP visits Rajouri, Udhampur, Jammu to review security situationJammu/Rajouri/Udhampur: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh reviewed the security situation in Jammu region and directed officers to maintain close contact with the public and keep constant vigil, especially in the border areas.Singh visited Rajouri and Udhampur before chairing a high-level meeting here to review the security scenario and prevailing law and order situation, a police spokesman said.Divisional Commissioner of Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, IG Armed Jammu Danesh Rana, IG BSF Narender Singh Jamwal, IG CRPF Subash Chander, DIG CRPF Neetu, DIG CISF S N Singh, DIG SSB M S Negi, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Sushma Chauhan and senior superintendents of police of various districts were present in the meeting.The DGP emphasised upon them to remain in close contact with people to redress their grievances, the spokesman said, adding that he also directed the officers on the ground to act as per the requirements of the situation besides maintaining alertness in the border areas.While complementing the collective efforts of his personnel and other security forces for excellent results, he stressed for enhanced synergy among the forces for better coordination.The DGP appreciated the efforts of police, civil administration and central armed police forces in maintaining peace in the valley.He also thanked the public for maintaining peace, the spokesman said.
Singh, a 1987-batch IPS officer, refused to comment on the Constitutional changes made in the state, but said, “I believe an era of positive development has been ushered in the state. And people should understand good things about it.” He said as a police force head it was his duty to ensure that a handful of terrorists, who are mainly from Pakistan, are not allowed to misguide the general public in Jammu and Kashmir. “Our counterinsurgency unit is maintaining pressure to keep these terrorists at bay and definitely we have been able to do it,” he said. Singh, who was busy talking to district superintendents of police and giving them a pep-talks on phone, said that the force is following a two-pronged strategy to maintain peace and tranquillity in the state.
“While the counterinsurgency grid is maintaining pressure on terrorists, the remaining security forces are ensuring that law and order is kept under control.”
Security forces would not allow either of the situation to get out hand, he said.
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