Act tough against drug peddlers, criminals: DGP to officers

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SRINAGAR: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Friday directed the officers to go hard against drug peddlers, snap the drug supply chain and crack whip on criminals.
He said this during his police darbars in Udhampur and Reasi. He also chaired review meetings, which were also attended by officers of Army, CRPF and CISF.
During his interaction with officers, policemen, the DGP said that he wanted to assess the situation first hand within shortest possible time.
He said that the voyage of J&K Police has been exemplary as it has come a long way after facing multiple challenges. He said that Udhampur and Reasi are free of militancy because of collective efforts of all forces and the cooperation of general public. He said that all officers have been directed to eliminate the residual militancy as quick as possible.
Dilbag Singh said that Pakistan wants to keep the pot boiling and is continuously fomenting trouble in the State.
“We have to foil its designs and should not allow it to succeed for which you have to be pro-active”, he added.
Discussing traffic management on National Highway, DGP impressed for utilization of CCTVs and augmentation of manpower. He said that efficiency of the manpower should be increased by enhancing the mobility of manpower on the National Highway.
Referring to Kakriyal encounter, the DGP said that all officers responded and eliminated all militants within a short time despite hostile weather and terrain.
“He said that courage of the forces needs to be saluted. He complimented the forces who participated in the encounter and said that such successful operations have been hailed at National level,” statement reads.
Highlighting the sacrifices of J&K Police and the welfare measures undertaken, DGP said that the force has earned a name for itself in the country after great sacrifices. He thanked Central and State Government for announcing various welfare measures for the welfare of its personnel and their families.
Welcoming the recent decision of State Government regarding rank promotion, DGP said that it will open promotional avenues at cutting edge level in the non-gazetted cadre.
He said that subordinate offices have been instructed to complete DPCs proceedings in a time bound manner. The DGP said that some more announcements are expected shortly from the Government.
DGP impressed upon the personnel to be prepared for upcoming Urban Local Body and Panchayat elections. He also directed the officers to work against drug menace which is a lurking threat and act tough against peddlers. Asking them to keep thrust on investigation and increase in conviction rate, DGP impressed upon the police personnel to be polite with complainants and hard on anti-social elements and criminals.
DGP said that guest houses will be constructed in District Police Lines for NGOs and hostel accommodation will be provided to the wards of police personnel in Jammu and Srinagar who are preparing for competitive exams.
At Udhampur the review meeting was attended by Dr. S.D Singh Jamwal, IPS, IGP Jammu Zone, SSP Udhampur Rayees Mohammad Bhat, and other jurisdictional police officers.