Jammu, November 19 | Director General of Police Dilbag Singh visited Ganderbal and Handwara to review the security scenario in these districts. He was accompanied by IGP Kashmir S.P. Pani and DIG CKR V. K. Birdhi during the visit to Ganderbal and at Handwara the DGP J&K and IGP Kashmir were received by DIG NKR Mohammad Suleman Choudary and Commander 7 Sector RR Brig. M.S. Rathore.
On his arrival at Ganderbal and Handwara, the DGP was presented ceremonial guards of honour. He interacted with the contingents and appreciated the drill and their turnout. During his visit to these places, DGP interacted with respective jurisdictional officers and also addressed darbars of Police Personnel.
While addressing the Darbars, the DGP complimented the officers and Jawans of Police, Army and CAPF for their tireless efforts and dedication in maintaining peace and order in their respective areas. He said that since the last 30 years there were a lot of ups and downs in the security situation but the police personnel along with other security agencies have taken up these challenges bravely and dealt with them firmly. He said that under the able leadership at different levels from the forces, each one contributed in one way or the other in maintaining normalcy and defeated the ill designs of the anti-national elements. Without caring for their own comfort and celebration of festivals with their families, the Police personnel have remained at the forefront of maintaining peace and public order.
The DGP said that the good work done by the J&K Police and the other forces is being recognised at every forum including the Govt. of India. Some grievances of the force like the hike in SPOs salary, hardship allowance, pay anomaly etc, have already been redressed. However, Police Headquarters is working on other requirements of the Police personnel, DGP added. He said that whenever the role of J&K Police is lauded, I feel proud of the force as its head. He added that the J&K Police has faced every challenge with the utmost courage and professional outlook.
The DGP said that the proxy war thrust upon us from Pakistan has not come to an end and J&K Police and other security forces are continuously fighting it and we will continue to fight for the security and integrity of our nation. He said that Pakistan is in no way the friend of people of Jammu and Kashmir as it has continuously brought death and destruction on the people and disrupted the peace and order here. He emphasized upon officers and Jawans to foil the wicked acts/designs of the elements inimical to the peace and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that during the previous years particularly in 2010 and 2016 J&K Police faced a tough situation on law & order front. This time around the force has worked with extreme professionalism in maintaining the law and order in Jammu and Kashmir, DGP added. He stressed that the subversion and terrorism are to be uprooted so that the general masses could live in a peaceful atmosphere which is our priority.
The DGP heard the grievances of Jawans regarding the transfer and general welfare measures for the personnel. He gave on spot direction to redress the requests and assured that genuine grievances will be taken care off. He said that Police Headquarters has been looking for every opportunity to promote its personnel and will continue to work for more promotion avenues. The DGP said that in Central Police Welfare Meetings which is held annually, steps were taken in the past to contribute and take care of the welfare of the SPOs and in future to the welfare of the personnel and SPOs and retired policemen will be our priority.
The DGP impressed upon the officers to take the drive against drugs as a mission till the menace is completely uprooted from the society. He said that the Police is strengthening its bonds with the people who are supporting the force in our fight against the drugs.
Earlier, the DGP took a round of the Ganderbal town from Tawheed Chowk to Beehama and Malshahi Bagh to review the security situation of the area on the ground.
SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Poswal briefed the DGP about the security situation and measures taken to deal with the terrorism and other criminal activities in the area in Ganderbal.
At Handwara the DGP chaired a joint review meeting which was attended by IGP Kashmir S. P. Pani and DIG NKR Mohammad Suleman Chowdary, Commander 7 Sec. RR Brig. M. S. Rathore, CO 15 RR Col. Abhishek, CO 21 RR Col. Ashtosh, CO 30 RR Col. Atul, CO 92 Bn CRPF Deepak Kumar, Adhoc Commandants of ITBP and BSF. SSP Handwara Ashish Mishra briefed the DGP about the security scenario of the area.