Pakistani militants infected with coronavirus: DGP
Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday claimed that militants at their “training centres and launching pads in Pakistan and PaK” are suffering from Coronavirus.
Speaking at a security review meeting along with Advisor to Lieutenant governor R.R Bhatnagar, the top police officer cited a report to substantiate his assertion.
A police spokesman said the Tuesday Bhatnagar and Dilbag said chaired the senior police officers meeting through video conferencing at Police Control Room Kashmir to review the security as also the present ground situation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar attended the meeting at Police Control Room and Range DIsG, District senior officers and all Commandants of Kashmir Zone participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
In a statement issued, the DGP said J&K Police alongwith the other formations and departments are involved day and night in fight against the pandemic.
That it is important to ensure that government orders and the health protocols are followed on the ground, he said.
The DGP asserted that no unauthorized traffic and movement of the people be allowed except in cases where such movement is exempted. He appreciated the efforts of Police Officers and personnel for providing the necessary help to the people in need at their door step. He also complimented the large number of volunteers who have come forward to assist the police in extending a helping hand to the needy people. He thanked social and religious leaders for their significant contribution alongwith police and administration in sensitizing general people about the dangers of Covid-19 and need for strict adherence to social distancing norms and advising them not to gather or participate in any religious or social congregations.
Seeking the reports from the officers with regard to the safety of police personnel, Singh stressed that all the necessary equipment and gears should be provided to the police personnel particularly those deputed at quarantine centres, red zone areas, hospitals, isolation centres should be briefed regarding the preventive and precautionary measures to be adopted during the duty.
Referring to the recent militants attacks, the DGP said that when entire world is making efforts to fight the corona virus pandemic “Pakistan and its sponsored (militants) are making all out attempts to disrupt the measures being taken to safeguard the lives of the people in J&K.”
He said even during the present health crisis “our forces would continue to consolidate peace while maintaining good security and law and order grids.”
He said that Pakistan agencies are engaged with various activities at their launching pads to push in militants, both from IB and LoC to further its “designs of disturbing peace and normalcy and lives and livelihoods of the people without bothering about its own people who have become Corona victims.”
Earlier, the spokesman said, Bhatnagar appreciated the role of Police and CAPF for the hard work being put in ever since March 22 in tackling the situation and assisting the Civil Administration, and Health Department in combating the novel corona virus and ensuring lockdown restrictions to check the spread of the epidemic.
He said Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the other security forces are contributing in a big way and added that all the necessary measures are being taken to contain the spread of pandemic.
The officers of Kashmir Zone briefed about the measures taken regarding the security and arrangements at various quarantine centres and health protocols in their respective districts.
R.R Bhatnagar and DGP, J&K accompanied by IGP Kashmir also inspected the quarantine centre established in Police Hospital Complex. Superintendent of Police Hospital Srinagar Bilal Raja briefed about the measures taken for the smooth functioning of quarantine centre.
Earlier, Advisor (B) and DGP J&K visited 15 Corps Headquarters and discussed the present security situation in the valley with GOC, Lt. Genl. B.S Raju. During the discussion IG CRPF Rajesh Yadav, IG Kashmir Vijay Kumar were also present. (GNS)