Jammu, Sep 28: Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, Fridayvisited District Police Lines, Srinagar and met with of officers and other policemen.
Speaking on this occasion the DGP said that District Police Srinagar which is looking after the policing of the capital city has faced huge challenges in last 30 years.
“It (district police Srinagar) has surmounted all the challenges valiantly adding that urban policing is challenging but Srinagar police personnel and officers have succeeded in their efforts,” the DGP said.
“We admire the capabilities and work of the Police who have been fighting on different fronts which include the militancy thrust on us by the Pakistan and other law and order challenges,” he said.
“There was a time when bazaars would close at 5 pm and now because of the collective efforts we have been able to restore near normal situation. Police has given hundreds of sacrifices and at the cost of their personal comforts and sacrifices it has been trying to provide safe security environment to the people,” he said.
The DGP said that police has to take action against the individuals who are indulging in “anti-national, anti-social activities with minimum collateral damage”.
Referring to the Thursday’s encounter at Chadoora, the DGP praised the police and other forces by working alongside the local population and representatives during the operation.
He said that over the years the J&K Police has been strengthened by providing the latest weapons and other requirements but there are still certain areas where they need to augment upgrade pool our resources.
He said that the State and the Union Government increased the remunerations of the SPOs which is a huge step for better in living condition of the SPOs and their proposal approved in quickest possible time. Hailing the Government for increasing the ex-gratia of the police personnel and SPOs he said that this step will provide necessary financial support to the next of kin of the martyrs.