Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid on Tuesday interacted with the 48th batch of CRPF trainee officers at the police headquarters here. Vaid said that there is “perfect synergy” between police and CRPF in Jammu & Kashmir and this has proved to be very beneficial in tackling militancy in Kashmir.
Vaid also said that police have set up a mechanism to curb misuse of social media by “anti-national/ anti-social elements and to keep a check on radicalisation”.
During the interaction with CRPF officers, the DGP threw light on different policing initiatives for the maintenance of law and order and for better police-public relations.
He mentioned police-community partnership groups as one such initiative, in which police officers convene meetings with respectable citizens of their respective areas to know their problems and grievances.
Vaid said that issues related to the police department are redressed on the spot, while other issues pertaining to other departments are conveyed to the respective head of departments.
Special DGP VK Singh, IGP CID AG Mir, IGP Kashmir Muneer Ahmad Khan, IGP Personnel JP Singh, IGP Headquarters SK Gupta, DIG CRPF Narinder Paul were among those present on the occasion.
The problems common to police and CRPF, such as safe housing and better hospital facilities, were discussed during the interaction.
The CRPF spokesman said that 24 trainee Assistant Commandants from the 48th batch of Directly Appointed Gazetted Officers (DAGOs) visited Kashmir valley as part of a familarisation tour during the last leg of their basic training.
The spokesman said that the objective of this tour was to give them first-hand information about the deployment, duties, law and order situation, updates about terrorist activities, and how CRPF is effectively dealing with them along with JK Police and army’s RR in Kashmir.
The spokesman said the trainee officers were briefed at both the sector headquarters of the CRPF.
“They also attended a briefing session at the CRPF convoy ground, where they were briefed about the running & management of convoy,” the spokesman said
“These officers will be passing out from the CRPF academy Gurugram in October and will join their units. This tour was basically to give them an exposure of the field in which they’ll be commanding companies in near future,” the spokesman added.