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Involve community by ‘give, get cooperation’ policy: DGP to police






Jammu, Jan 07: Director General of Police (DGP), J&K Dilbag Singh on Monday impressed upon the police personnel to involve the community by “give-get cooperation policy.”

During his visit to Samba where the DGP witnessed a demonstration of rescue by Mountain Rescue Team of the Armed Zone at 12th Bn. Headquarters, the DGP said that J&K Police has tackled many challenges in the past and will continue to do so on different fronts including terrorism.

Referring to the different aspects of policing the DGP directed police personnel, “to involve the community by giving and getting cooperation from the people.”


He said that J&K Police has tackled many challenges in the past and will continue to do so on different fronts including terrorism.

Speaking on this occasion the DGP said that it gives him immense pleasure to be with his personnel in the new-year. During the interaction the DGP expressed his satisfaction over the work and functioning of the department and said that the department and the government both at center and state have been giving priority to the welfare of the police personnel. While, referring to the recently announced Director General Commendation Medal the DGP impressed upon all the Commandants and the District SsP to project good work of their subordinates so that they are suitably rewarded by such medals.

The DGP also inaugurated the Police Control Room of Samba, building at DPL.

Earlier in his address IGP Jammu M.K. Sinha said that the policemen need to remain alert and give no room to any complacency. He assured the DGP that the Jammu police will follow guidelines provided by the DGP both letter and spirit.

Earlier SSP Samba Koushal Kumar Sharma and Commandant IR 12th Bn. Sharief Chouhan give brief resume of their respective units. They also highlighted some demands before the DGP J&K.

A number of officers and personnel presented their problems and grievances before the DGP who assured that their problems and grievances will be redressed shortly.

Earlier, the DGP paid a one day visit to PTTI Vijaypur and district Samba where he addressed the trainees and interacted with officers and police personnel.

The DGP first visited PTTI at Vijaypur where he was received by the DIG JSK Range Vivek Gupta, Principal PTTI Vijaypur Ashok Kumar Sharma and other officers of the institute. After taking salute on the guard of honour the DGP addressed the trainees.

In his address the DGP said that whenever he visits the training institutes he remembers his days of training. After one passes out from the training center he/she faces new challenges every day, the DGP added. It is here in the training center that one gets time and training to get ready and confident for the future challenges and assignments.

Expressing his happiness over the cashless system put in place in the institute, the DGP said that the trainees should learn how to manage their finances. He advised the trainees to focus on their training and responsibility. Referring to the sacrifices of the police and other forces the DGP said that our contribution and success has been hailed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the DGPs conference recently. He impressed upon the trainees to remain committed to the service in true spirit and follow the oath which they will take on their passing-cum-attestation parade.

Earlier, the Principal of the institute Ashok Kumar Sharma presented a report on the activities and functioning of the institute.

He interacted with the trainees and the instructors and was briefed about the aims and objectives of the mountain rescue training program.

The DGP J&K Dilbag Singh, IGP Jammu M.K. Sinha and DIG JSK Range Vivek Gupta planted fruit trees in the complex of the battalion. In the afternoon the DGP along with IGP Jammu interacted with the officers and personnel of 12the Bn. and Samba district in DPL Samba.



Mehbooba welcomes Pak PM’s call to Modi:’Dialogue only way forward to resolve issues’




Srinagar, May 26: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, saying dialogue is the only way forward to resolve issues between the two countries.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Khan had called up Modi to congratulate him on his re-election.

“Welcome step. For what it’s worth, dialogue is the only way forward to resolve longstanding issues between India & Pak,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.


In their first telephonic conversation after the Balakot air strike, Modi told Khan that creating trust and an environment free of violence and terrorism was essential for fostering cooperation for peace, progress and prosperity in the region, the MEA said.

Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his desire to work together for the betterment of their peoples, the Foreign Office said here. Khan’s telephone call to Modi came days after the cricketer-turned-politician congratulated on Twitter the Indian Prime Minister on his massive electoral victory in the general elections.

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a landmark victory for a second five-year term in office, winning 302 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that Khan also congratulated Modi on his party’s electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

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Rasheed seeks rehabilitation of shopkeepers at Manchi Krand in Uri




Uri, May 26: AIP President Er. Rasheed today visited various villages of Uri to take stock of day to day issues of masses and interacted with many deputations.

Er. Rasheed along with party office bearers Mir Khursheeed, Mohd. Rafiq Bhat, Abdul Qudoos and Mohammad Imran also visited Salamabad to offer his condolences to the family of Haji Atta Mohammad whose two members died in a tragic traffic accident at Gharkote Uri.

On the occasion, Er. Rasheed was told that inadequate width of the roads is the main reason of frequent accidents taking place in the hilly areas. He appealed authorities to ensure widening of all important roads connecting remote villages with Uri and Bonyar towns.


Er. Rasheed visited Manchi Krand where six shops were gutted in a fire incident few days back. While seeking rehabilitation of the shopkeepers Er. Rasheed talked to Deputy Commissioner Baramulla who assured him of providing ex-gratia to the victims without delay.

Er. Rasheed also urged administration to take care of depilated roads and sought deployment of adequate staff in various Primary health centers, sub-centers and schools.

 Er. Rasheed thanked people of Uri for their massive support to AIP in the recently concluded parliament elections and assured masses that AIP will continue to speak for the rights and aspirations of people of entire state and will emerge as a strong and sustainable alternative to those political parties who have ruled the state but given nothing back to masses except sufferings and hardships.

Er. Rasheed also had an interaction with youth hailing from minority Hindu community at Bandi Manchikrand and assured them of all sorts of help to highlight their genuine issues.

While thanking the entire minority community in the area for voting AIP despite negative propaganda by various political parties, Er. Rasheed hailed minority community in Uri for not migrating to Jammu or some other place and for preferring to live and die with their Muslim brothers.

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Range officer among four forest officials suspended in Doda

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Bhadarwah, May 26 Four forest officials, including a range officer, were placed under suspension on Sunday as authorities seized five sawmills in a special drive in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, officials said.

However, some owners alleged that their sawmills were non-functional for years and instead of cracking a whip against forest mafia, the forest officials “staged this drama to hide their infighting”.

Range officer of Neeru in Bhadarwah Forest Division, Javid Abdullah Dev along with incharge block officers Liaqat Ali Khan, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din and Jahangir Iqbal Najar were placed under suspension by principal chief conservator forest, the officials said.


They said the suspension followed preliminary inquiry into the illicit felling of trees in various compartments of Neeru range over the past couple of months.

On May 22, seven forest officials including DFO Bhadarwah and Range Officer Chiralla were suspended for illegal activities, including illegal felling of trees and encroachments in Chiralla forest range .

Earlier during the day, the officials said, sleuths of Territorial Forest Department (TFD), Forest Protection Force (FPF) and Police led by Conservator Forest (CF) chenab circle, B Mohan Dass and DFO Doda Alok Moria raided six premises at Gatha, Udrana, Chakka and Sartingal villages in Doda district and seized five sawmills.

“After receiving a specific information about the functioning of sawmills illegally in the peripheral areas of Bhadarwah town, we initiated a drive and seized five sawmills,” Moria told reporters.

He said the operation went smoothly without much resistance from any of the sawmill owners except at the premises of one Harish Kotwal at Udrana.

“We were threatened of dire consequences at Kotwal’s house in presence of senior officers from police and civil administration. We have taken the cognizance and action as per law will be initiated soon, ” Moria said.

The sawmill owners, however, denied any wrong-doing.

“Adhering to court orders, my sawmill is nonfunctional and locked since years, but to my utter surprise, the officials raided my premises and the rusted wheel was seized,” Sheikh Mohd Ayaz, resident of Gatha, claimed.

He said the officials were seizing nonfunctional sawmills, which indicates “they are either settling scores with their fellow colleagues or befooling higher-ups.”

Mohammad Ramzan Batt, another sawmill owner and sarpanch of Udrama, said he has no problem with the seizure because his mill was nonfunctional from the past three years.

“I think all this drama is being staged to justify the suspension of DFO Bhadarwah,” Batt alleged.

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