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J&K DGP Reviews Security For Independence Day, Muharram-ul-Haram

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By: Shabeer Ahmad
Updated: August 4, 2022 7:10
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SRINAGAR: The Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting at Police Control Room (PCR) Kashmir to review the overall security scenario and arrangements regarding the celebration of forthcoming Independence Day and 10th Muharram-ul-Haram functions.

At the very outset of the meeting, the DGP sought reports from the officers about security arrangements and deployment plans put in place for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the Muharram and the Independence Day celebrations in twin capital cities and all district headquarters across J&K.

The DGP discussed in detail all the arrangements to be made for the smooth conduct of these functions and directed to ensure all the necessary arrangements are in place well in time. Emerging challenges and their countermeasures were threadbare discussed during the meeting. The national campaign, Har Ghar Tiranga was also discussed during the meeting.

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Referring to the continuous attempts by sponsored elements to create disturbance in Jammu and Kashmir, the DGP said that extra vigil is required to be maintained for the forthcoming Muharram functions and Independence Day celebrations. The DGP directed the officers to ensure the implementation of joint mechanisms chalked out at different levels.

Stressing for further strengthening the coordination among all sister agencies and the civil administration, the DGP asked officers to foil any attempt by troublemakers and called for a close liaison should be maintained at every level. He directed for increased patrolling, area domination and CASOs etc to ensure that anti-peace elements are not given any chance to create any disturbance.

DGP Singh also stressed on maintaining alertness on the borders of the twin cities and on the national highway for which he advised placement of nakas and joint patrolling to check the movement of anti-social/anti-national elements.

The DGP directed officers for making smooth traffic arrangements during the Independence Day celebrations, particularly routes leading to venues of functions in Srinagar and Jammu. Parking slots should be identified so that people participating in these functions should not face any inconvenience, he said.

The senior officers representing different units and agencies briefed the meeting about the required steps to be taken to ensure the peaceful conduct of the Independence Day celebrations. They also apprised the DGP regarding the overall security scenario and counter/preventative measures in place in the areas under their command. The officers also briefed about the security arrangement regarding the peaceful conduct of Muharram-ul-Haram functions.

ADG CRPF, J&K Daljit Singh Choudhary, Special DGP CID, J&K R.R Swain, IG CRPF Ops Kashmir, Manvinder Singh Bhatia, ADGP (Coord) PHQ Danish Rana, IG CRPF Srinagar Ops Sector, Miss Charu Sinha, ADGP Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar, IG BSF FTR, Hqrs Kashmir, RB Singh, IGP Traffic Vikramjit Singh, DIG CKR, Sujit Kumar, SSP Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal attended the meeting at PCR Kashmir. ADGP Security J&K, Dr SD Singh Jamwal and District SSPs of Kashmir Zone attended the meeting through video conferencing.

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