Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has
underscored the importance of cordial public-police relationship to create a conducive and peaceful environment for overall development and welfare of the state, officials said.
"Professionalism in policing is imperative to maintain
law and order and develop friendly bonds with general public,"
Omar said during a three-hour long video conferencing with the
Superintendents of Police of Kashmir division here last
The Chief Minister in a message to the SPs urged them
to render their service to the society in the best
"You are rendering multifaceted duties on various
fronts including maintenance of law and order, protection of
life and property, combating militancy, dealing with untoward
situations and booking culprits responsible for different
crimes and this has increased pressure on you," he said.
Omar assured them "every help and support" from the
government for modernising and strengthening the state police
force to make it one of the most competent and able in the
He said the issues of filling up of vacant posts,
rationalising the duties of police personnel and increasing
its number were under active consideration.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the law and order
situation in the districts in particular and Kashmir Division
In view of the upcoming panchayat polls in the state,
Omar directed state police to "be ready in all respects for
successful holding of elections."
"You have a stupendous task to perform in this regard,"
he said and appreciated their role in rendering their duties
with devotion on various fronts.