Deal firmly with miscreants: J&K top cop

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 20:41

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir`s Director
General of Police Kuldeep Khoda on Tuesday asked officers of his
force to curb with an iron hand the miscreants bent upon
disrupting peace and tranquility.

"People of the state cannot be left at the mercy of the
miscreants who are adamant to disrupt peace and tranquility in
the state", Khoda said speaking at a meeting of police
officers of South Kashmir at District Police Lines, Anantnag,
55km from here.
The meeting was held to review the security situation in
the districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam of
South Kashmir.

Khoda also asked the officers to keep vigil on the
activities of rumor mongers and curb their activities.

However, he said that while dealing with the situations it
should be ensured that the law abiding citizens are not
harassed at any cost.

The DGP said Jammu and Kashmir police had faced the
abnormal situations for the last 20 years and the force has
dealt with these situations with courage and fortitude.

He asked the officers to maintain close co-ordination
within their ranks and other security forces to achieve better
results in defusing tension in their respective jurisdictions.
Stressing the need for greater synergy between the
police and security forces, Khoda said this could be done by
having regular meetings at various levels.

He asked the officers to interact with the senior citizens
in their respective areas which could help in dealing the
situation in a better way.

The DGP said senior police officers at district level
should be kept apprised about the day-to-day situations so
that necessary guidance and feedback is provided to respond
to any emerging situation. He also called for proper
deployment of manpower in the required areas.

Inspector General of Police, (Kashmir Zone), Farooq Ahmad
briefed the meeting about law and order situation in the
districts of South Kashmir.

The meeting also reviewed security and traffic arrangements
made with regard to ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

Police officers of the district said all necessary
arrangements have been made for smooth flow of traffic
en-route to the holy cave so that pilgrims do not face any
inconvenience during their journey.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 20:41

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