Srinagar: In his address to policemen at Police Lines Anantnag on Sunday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that the government will provide a trauma centre and bullet-proof vehicles to all police stations in Kashmir.
Rajnath, who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, said that the centre had released adequate funds for procurement of bullet-proof vehicles and vests and latest equipment for police stations.
Rajnath said he will strive to again make Kashmir into “heaven on earth” and for this he appealed to policemen to put an end to “terrorists”.
He also paid rich tributes to Imtiyaz Ahmed and Assistant Sub Inspector Abdul Rasheed, who were killed in separate attacks by suspected militants in recent days in Anantnag.
“This is not an ordinary sacrifice, this is the supreme sacrifice,” Rajnath said. “I am short of words to salute your bravery in the line of duty. Even the Prime Minister has praised your courage,” he added.
The home minister said “the whole nation is proud of the bravery and valour of the Jammu Kashmir Police in facing the terrorism sponsored by the neighbouring country”.
The home minister said the government was fully aware of the extremely challenging circumstances the police and other government forces were working in. He said the government was making all efforts for the security and welfare of the police and paramilitary personnel.
The home minister later addressed a Sainik Sammelan at the CRPF’s 90 Battalion Camp in Anantnag.
“Courage is not something that can be bought from the market. You are born with unassailable and unmatched courage,” he said to the CRPF men.
Assuring that the Centre is ready to extend more facilities to the CRPF, Rajnath said the government will consider providing helicopter services to CRPF personnel in J&K.
“It is my aim to provide at least Rs 1 crore to the families of our martyrs from the CAPFs,” he said.
The home minister also interacted with the J&K Police and CRPF personnel.
Earlier, addressing the policemen at police lines, JK Director General of Police SP Vaid underlined the need for providing a safe and secure environment to the families of the police personnel.