Draft of SOP to check mob violence submitted to MHA

Aimed at effectively tackling mob violence in the country, the standard operating procedure (SOP), drafted by a panel of top police and security officials, has been submitted to the Union Home Ministry for implementation.

Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 18:59 PM IST

Jammu: Aimed at effectively tackling mob violence in the country, the standard operating procedure (SOP), drafted by a panel of top police and security officials, has been submitted to the Union Home Ministry for implementation.

"With a view to tackle the extreme law and order situations effectively with least amount of force, a procedure has been drafted and submitted to the Union Home Ministry for implementation," Chairman of the panel and Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir Kuldeep Khoda said here.

The Union Home Ministry had constituted a group under the chairmanship of Khoda, along with other senior level security officials, including DGP Andhra Pradesh, ADG Uttar Pradesh, IG of Rapid Action Force and representatives of CRPF and Intelligence Bureau, for drafting of the procedure.

The group was formed in aftermath of the five-month summer unrest in Kashmir where security forces used live ammunition at the start of the agitation, resulting in several dozen deaths.

Khoda said that Jammu and Kashmir Police was already
facing the challenge of terrorism since the past two decades
which has now been brought to its "minimum ebb" with public
support and a peaceful situation had started emerging in the
state.

PTI

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