STATE TIMES NEWSSRINAGAR: Stressing upon the officers to be more watchful and alert, Director General of Police (DGP) J&K, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that the terrorists and their handlers in Pakistan have plans to stir and step up violence and acts of terror in Jammu & Kashmir to take out their desperation to recent losses to terrorist cadres.DGP chaired a meeting of police officers during his visit to Police Component Srinagar.He distributed the cash rewards and certificates of appreciation for commendable work done by the officers/personnel of the component.The DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar and DIG South Kashmir Range Atul Goel. He was received by SSP Srinagar Dr. Haseeb Mughul and SP Police Component Srinagar Tahir Ashraf Bhatti.Speaking to the officers, the DGP appreciated the commendable work done by the officers and jawans of Police Component Srinagar in handling difficult situations along with other security forces during the recent operations at Panth Chowk and at Batmaloo.He appreciated the officers and Jawans for successfully accomplishing encounters and neutralizing terrorists while taking due precautions.“It was very unfortunate that during the Batmaloo encounter a civilian lady got injured in the cross-firing and later on, she succumbed to the injuries.” he said.In most of the operations, he added, police and security forces are displaying their discipline and professionalism in handling such situations.He said that the Jammu & Kashmir Police efforts can be judged by the fact that the families were called to persuade the terrorists to surrender during the encounter at Panth Chowk.He said despite the martyrdom of one of our finest officers in that encounter our personnel gave a chance to terrorists to surrender.While interacting with the jawans, the DGP complimented their bravery and valour.He advised them to take care of their health and fitness.He also interacted with the personnel of different sections of the component and appreciated their efforts and support provided to the personnel on ground.SP operation Tahir Ashraf Bhatti briefed the DGP on the working of the police component and of the security measures being taken during an encounter.Besides IGP Kashmir, DIG SKR, the meeting was attended by AIG (P/T) Rayees Ahmad Bhat, SSP Srinagar Dr. Haseeb Mugul, Srinagar zonal SPs and other gazetted officers of the Srinagar Police Component.
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