DGP chairs high level meeting, to discusses election preparedness, Eid arrangements

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar on Monday called upon the police officers to chalk out a comprehensive plan on requirements and deployment for the upcoming Assembly polls in the State.
Rajendra was addressing a high level meeting of Police officers at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here this afternoon.
He said that besides JKP and other para-military forces, additional companies of PMF would be deployed and efficient arrangements for their mobility and accommodation would be made to ensure peaceful elections. “Exercise to chalk out the requirements and modalities needs to be finalized by this month”, said the DGP.
He also asked the officials to chalk out a comprehensive deployment plan for the personnel being deployed for election duty across the State. Additional manpower for their deployment could be arranged within the department by squeezing from other places without endangering any installation, dignitary.
Apart from elections, law and order scenario, and security arrangements for Eid festivals in the State also came under discusiion.
He called for maintenance of strict surveillance to maintain peace.
Rajendra emphasized for better coordination among the agencies to ensure free and fair elections. He said that joint efforts by the stakeholders should be put in place for timely action to deal with any situation. Rajendra stressed upon the officers to keep vigil on situation to ensure free and fair elections.
The DGP was briefed by the officers present in the meeting about steps taken by them to maintain peace. They gave their assessment on the prevailing situation in the State and the days to come.
Overall Security scenario in the State, besides Amar Nath Yatra and Eid festivals came up for discussion during the meeting.
During the meeting, IGP Kashmir, Abdul Gani Mir was present in the meeting, apart from IGP Jammu through video conferencing, gave detailed briefing on security, law and order scenario in their respective zones. They also briefed the meeting about the ongoing Amar Nath Yatra arrangements.
Among others, the meeting was attended by ADsGP SP Vaid, VK Singh, SM Sahai and Dilbagh Singh, IGP, AK Choudhary, HK Lohia and Deepak Kumar and AIG Personnel PHQ, Tahir Sajad.