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Be ready on ground for next challenge of COVID-19: DGP to officials

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Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh Saturday visited north Kashmir’s Bandipora district where he addressed darbar of officers and cops at DPL, chaired officers’ meeting with Army, CRPF, BSF and jurisdictional officers to review the security scenario of the district and also inaugurated joint interrogation centre in the Police Component Complex.

Accompanied by IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, the DGP was received by SSP Bandipora Muhammad Zahid and other officers of the district.

Addressing the darbar, DGP as per statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said he was happy to be back in Bandipora to compliment all officers and cops personally for exhibiting devotion and sincerity in performing their duties.

He said that “it is good to see that all of us faced the 2nd wave of COVID bravely because J&K Police personnel are better vaccinated.” He thanked the almighty for saving the J&K Police personnel.

DGP directed the officers and cops to be very careful and cautious for themselves and for their families as the 3rd wave of COVID is supposed to be around. He said that as in the recent past, they have faced two waves bravely and hoped that the 3rd wave of pandemic will also be faced bravely.

He directed the personnel to be prepared mentally and physically on ground for the next challenge of COVID.

Referring to the recent successes for the maintenance of peace and law & order, the DGP said that J&K Police is known for its bravery, professionalism not only in J&K but across the country.

He said he is always overwhelmed when newspaper articles are published highlighting the achievements of the J&K police force and describe it as one of the best forces in the country. “It is because of the work done by officers/personnel on ground at cutting edge level,” he added. He said that “to maintain the status of being one of the best forces, all of us have to work hard with sincerity for any upcoming challenge.”

DGP said that recent gallantry medals conferred on the J&K Police officers & personnel shows the commitment, sincerity, hard work and above all martyrdom of brave hearts. He said that out of total 79 Ashok Chakras conferred during the last 70 years J&K Police owns one among them.

It is an honour for the force to receive Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra & Shaurya Chakra together in a year and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has personally conveyed congratulations for the feat, he added.

Singh said that Police Headquarters is trying at different levels to sharpen the capabilities of officers and cops.

Referring to the capacity building programmes organised with NIA, the DGP said that working & learning with the renowned agencies would help in sharpening the talent of officials.

He directed the SSP Bandipora to organize the lectures of those officers, who attended the programme and share their learned skills with their colleagues and PSIs.

Speaking on the occasion, the IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that “we are all fighting for a common goal that is peace” and stressed upon officers and cops to work together.

He said that “J&K police has been fighting militancy since last 32 years professionally and each one of us has to contribute for lasting peace.”

During the darbar, the DGP patiently listened to the demands and grievances of the officers and jawans. He assured them that all genuine grievances of the personnel will be looked into at the earliest.

After addressing the darbar, the DGP chaired officers meeting wherein he took stock of the present security scenario of the district. Speaking to officers, the DGP directed them to keep pressure on the anti national elements and stressed upon them to identify the areas & OGWs wherefrom anti national elements get assistance. He said that synergy between all forces in Jammu Kashmir has ensured peace.

SSP Bandipora and other officers briefed the DGP on the security measures taken for the peaceful atmosphere in the district.

Besides IGP Kashmir, SSP Bandipora the security review meeting was attended by CO 14 RR Pranab Joshi, CO 26 Assam Rifles C Vidya Dharan, CO 13 RR Mayank Sharma, CO CRPF 3rd Bn. Rakesh Sharma, ASP Bandipora Ashiq Hussain Tak, Dy CO BSF Surinder Singh, all district SDPOs and SHOs.

DGP, J&K also inaugurated a joint interrogation centre in the Police Component Complex. He also decorated SSP Bandipora with the JKPMG Medal—(KNO)


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