J&K police training five IRP battalion to combat unrest

Jammu and Kashmir police is training five battalions of Indian Reserve Police to combat the summer-type unrest that was witnessed in the Valley last year.

Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 13:37 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police is training
five battalions of Indian Reserve Police to combat the
summer-type unrest that was witnessed in the Valley last year.

"To achieve better results, the organisation is imparting
crowd control training to the jawans and officers in various
police training institutions and by end of March this year,
five battalions of IRP would be ready for this purpose", DGP,
J&K, Kuldeep Khoda told reporters on Tuesday while inspecting the
Police Training Centre in Sujwan.

Our priority would be ensure least damage to the
civilians as well as jawans of the force while dealing with
law and order situations, he said.

Khoda has said training and logistics are two essential
aspects of better professional policing and Jammu and Kashmir
police is focussing on sharpening training skills of its
jawans to ensure law and order.

"We have faced situation in 2010 summers. A Standard
Operation Procedure (SOP) has been formulated and we act as
per the procedure", he said, adding, the department has
procured latest devised non-lethal weapons which would be used
in crowd controlling.

Besides this body protection equipments would be provided
to the jawans while controlling the mob, he said, adding the
state police is also focussing on community policing in the
and 60 per cent police stations have been covered under this
plan.

PTI