DGP visits Budgam, reviews COVID-19 and security arrangements:Inaugurates facilities for officers and Jawans

Sachnews Jammu Kashmir 

Srinagar, May 05: Continuing the outreach programmes to review the arrangements to contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic on ground and security situation, Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh today visited Central Kashmir’s Budgam District. He addressed a police darbar and also took a review of security scenario of the district in a meeting with officers during the visit.

Accompanied by IGP Kashmir, Shri Vijay Kumar, DGP first inaugurated two pre-fabricated structures, one as a 60 bedded barrack and another housing a library, a gym, a TT room, a saloon and a welfare centre for Jawans followed by a GO’s Lodge at Police Lines Budgam.

He also inaugurated a newly set up CCTV Surveillance Centre to keep a watch on sensitive areas around the city on 24/7 basis. A COVID wellness centre and a quarantine centre managed by police lady doctor and the staff for in-house quarantine and care for the Policemen deployed on various sensitive duties was seen and appreciated by the DGP. He then chaired a Darbar of Jawans and officers of the District.

Addressing the Darbar, the DGP lauded the role of police officers and jawans for working day and night for ensuring that the spread of COVID-19 is restricted. The DGP stressed on the use of necessary protective and preventive gears made available in adequate quantity both locally by the district and armed police units and the Police headquarters for police personnel, particularly those deployed in risk prone zones.

He also lauded the role of welfares centers for making a huge number of protective gears for the personnel on ground. He said that the good work of Jammu and Kashmir police is being appreciated at highest levels of administration and the government.

The DGP appreciated the role of police for maintaining pressure on the elements inimical to peace in Jammu and Kashmir. The DGP also paid rich tributes to the martyr Police Sub Inspector Sageer Ahmad Pathan @Qazi and other Security personnel martyred in Handwara during two separate encounters. “It is painful to lose the brave personnel but we all are proud of these brave hearts who sacrificed their lives for safeguarding the interests of people and the nation”, the DGP said.

He said, Pakistan over the years is continuously attempting to foment trouble in J&K by pushing terrorists, repeatedly committing ceasefire violations and instigating and promoting violence by various means but like in the past all its evil designs are doomed to fail. He said we have to continue our coordinated efforts against the terrorists and their associates to ensure peaceful atmosphere for the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been victim of Pak sponsored violence since decades.

The DGP said with the coordinated efforts of forces the terrorist activities have been restricted and action against them has been intensified.

The DGP while interacting with the officers appreciated the work of JK Police force in fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed that security and health protocols issued from time to time be followed strictly.

The DGP complimented the police officers and jawans for working day and night in assisting the civil administrations and health department in combating the Corona virus and ensuring the lockdown across J&K to restrict its spread.

The DGP stressed upon the officers that proper briefing be given to the personnel deployed on ground as terrorists are attempting to take advantage of present situation to disrupt peace and order in parts of Jammu and Kashmir and targeting Security Forces deployments.

He advised the officers to remain alert and extra cautious in their respective jurisdictions and ensure that elements inimical to peace are not given any chance to disturb peace.

The SSP Budgam, Shri Amod Nagpure and other jurisdictional officers of Budgam District apprised the DGP about the measures put in place regarding COVID-19 and security point of view.

Earlier, the DGP paid flower tribute to three CRPF personnel who were martyred in a terrorist attack in Wangam, Kralgund at a wreath laying ceremony at RTC Humhama.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony the DGP said that anti-terror operations will be intensified further across Kashmir till a lasting peace is established here. Referring to the yesterday’s terror crime incident, the DGP said terrorists took undue advantage of civilian movement in the adjoining orchard and fired at CRPF personnel without caring about civilians behind whom they were taking shelter leading to loss of life of an innocent civilian. He said that there are instances of recent terrorists infiltration by Pakistan and one such group of five terrorists who infiltrated from Keran sector of Kupwara district were eliminated in the first week of April. He added more such attempts are being made by Pakistan from various launch pads operating in Pakistan alone LOC.

He appreciated public support to the efforts by Police and Security Forces in COVID-19 control and maintenance of peace largely.

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