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Encounters prove militants have sneaked in: DGP

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Srinagar, Oct 7: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh Monday visited Kishtwar, where he chaired joint officers’ meeting at District Police Office Kishtwar to review the law & order and security situation in the district, met with the civil society delegations and addressed a joint delegation of Police and Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF). He was accompanied by the IGP Jammu zone Mukesh Singh.

On his arrival DGP was received by DIG DKR B S Tuti Brigadier 9 sector RR Vikram Bhan, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana, SSP Kishtwar Harmeet Singh, Commandant 52 Bn. CRPF Sanjay Hajra and officers of Police & CAPF.

The DGP chaired a joint officers’ meeting at District Police Office Kishtwar. He was briefed about security scenario and measures taken for maintaining peace and order in the district. DGP complimented and appreciated the efforts of J&K Police and other security agencies for maintaining law and order in the district. He said that it was due to close coordination and synergy among the security forces that recently success was achieved against the militants.

 

“We are dealing with a hostile neighbour and we will have to foil its attempts,” the DHP said.

He said that there are reports of infiltration from Pakistan and now recent encounters also prove that some militants have sneaked in. He emphasised upon the officers to maintain pressure on militants and exhorted all ranks to remain vigilant regarding concerns of law and order and security of the area.

Singh said that the Union Hone Minister Amit Shah and Governor Satya Pal Malik have complimented the State Police and security forces for their success against militants in Doda-Kishtwar range. He impressed for well organised and pro-active operations against the militants particularly in upper reaches to increase the sense of security among the masses. 

He also emphasised for Civic Action Programs to be conducted at large scale to earn more and more public trust.

The DGP also met with the delegations of Muslims and Hindu communities of Kishtwar. The members of the delegation promised to work for the communal harmony, peace and amity.  The DGP listened the issues raised by members of the society and assured that their issues will be addressed. He thanked them for their cooperation in maintaining communal harmony and brotherhood in the area. The delegation complimented the JK Police and security forces for the achievements and services to the people particularly of Kishtwar district.

The DGP also visited Police Component camp Kishtwar where he interacted with personnel and enquired about their wellbeing.

Later on, the DGP addressed a joint darbar of Police, CRPF, SSB, RAF and ITBP officers and personnel. While addressing the DGP said that it was important to meet officers and personnel particularly in far flung areas to know their needs for timely and adequate response. He impressed upon police and forces to make the Kishtwar militancy free by neutralising the residual militancy.


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Srinagar, Oct 21: Financial Commissioner Finance Department, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today held extensive discussions with the Administrative Secretaries of various departments regarding budget proposals for the financial year 2020–2021 for Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh, which will take the formal shape on October 31.

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Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education; Principal Secretary Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Department; Principal Secretary Home; Commissioner Secretary PHE; Secretary Horticulture; Secretary PDD; Secretary State Water Regulatory Authority; Director Health Services (Kashmir); DG Prisons; DG Budget; Chairman J&K Bank; heads of various departments; officials of Finance department and other concerned attended the meetings.

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