Srinagar: The top cop of Jammu and Kashmir has asked police personnel to exercise maximum restraint while dealing with law and order problems even in the face of grave provocation by elements inimical to peace.
"There are professional hazards in tackling the law and order situations. You should continue to exercise restraint even at the grave provocations by the elements inimical to peace," Director General of Police Ashok Prasad said while addressing a police durbar in Srinagar on Saturday.
Prasad said "goodwill of the people is a valuable and dependable asset to meet the challenges".
He said public friendly image has benefited the force immensely and it will help in isolating the bad elements, as the people will be willing partners in maintaining peace and tranquility.
Prasad lauded the force for keeping high stands of policing and making it accessible to the people round the clock for the help they need.
The DGP said that in order to strengthen the image of the organisation among the people, a spirit of public service is to be inculcated among the force.
Police-public coordination is of paramount importance to keep the peace and order maintained in the society, he added.
Prasad told the cops that their aim should be to serve the people and provide better police service at all levels.