Reviews law and order, security scenario along LoC in Kupwara
Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh Wednesday visited the North Hill Headquarters 18th Sikh Battalion in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and Farkiyan Brigade Headquarters and took assessment of various issues pertaining to border areas including counter-infiltration cum militancy operations, measures and general security scenario along the Line of Control (LoC).
Singh had a detailed interaction with the senior army officers at both the locations and reviewed security and law and order scenario besides winter preparedness of the forces from infiltration point of view and also with regard to the increase in ceasefire violations along the LoC.
The Police chief was accompanied by Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar.
He was received by GOC 28 Div Major General A S Aujla and SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar at Zangli, Kupwara.
Singh was given an operational briefing at Farkiyan by Brig K Mohan Nair of 268 Infantry Brigade of Keran Sector and at North Hill Post by Col Kuldeep Karpe, CO 18 Sikh, about the status of "militant launch pads” along the LoC, security situation on LoC, and in the hinterland.
“Various measures for strengthening the security of the border grid and hinterland were discussed threadbare,” an official spokesman said.
The DGP appreciated the efforts of the units deployed in border areas in achieving “better results” on various fronts including "tight vigil" along the LoC.
He said troops were working day and night with full alertness and commitment and successfully "combating" militancy and providing a "better security environment" to the people of Jammu Kashmir.
“The forces have to remain on a constant vigil and alert so that any evil attempt to disrupt peace in Jammu Kashmir is effectively foiled,” the DGP said.
Singh also commended the forces for the "robust" anti-infiltration grid, action against over ground workers of militants, narcotics and weapon smuggling.
The Police chief complimented the presence of uniformed women army personnel conducting screening at nakas to prevent "use of females as couriers" of narcotics and weapons.
He directed the officers to maintain surveillance on the elements trying to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere and take all preventive measures.
The Police head said they had to deal with these elements firmly by using the latest technology and also counter their "negative propaganda".
He impressed upon further strengthening relations with the people of border areas and emphasised to continue good teamwork with full coordination and synergy at various levels among Police, Army and other forces.
“The cooperation of the people with the forces has helped in maintaining sustained peace,” he said.
Singh said that close liaison between the J&K Police and other forces had borne good results and was imperative for foiling militant activities which are "encouraged at the behest of Pakistan".
“The forces have to continue their peace efforts with even more dedication by ensuring a peaceful and secure environment for the people of Jammu Kashmir, who have been victim of militancy for many years now,” he said.