G-20 meet: Maintain close coordination, keep eye on suspects, increase night-patrolling, target OGW network: DGP Dilbagh Singh to officers

G-20 meet: Maintain close coordination, keep eye on suspects, increase night-patrolling, target OGW network: DGP Dilbagh Singh to officers

Chairs security review meet in Sgr; calls for special focus on securing vital installations, vigil on inter-district routes, highways

Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Wednesday chaired a high level security meeting in Srinagar and directed the officers to maintain close coordination besides keeping a close watch on suspects while increasing the patrolling during night. He also directed the officers to carry out counter insurgency operations and to target the OGW network.

In a statement issued to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), police said that the DGP Singh chaired a high level joint security meeting at Police Headquarters here to review the security scenario of Kashmir Zone followed by a review meeting with regard to deployment & security measures for the forthcoming G20 event.

“At the very outset of the meeting, district SSPs and Range DIGs briefed about the prevailing security scenario in their respective jurisdictions besides measures taken to ensure peaceful environment in the valley,” the statement said, adding that DGP stressed for further strengthening the coordination among all the forces.”

“The DGP stated that a close liaison must be maintained at every level to foil any attempt of troublemakers and strict action to be taken against any person involved. He directed for increased patrolling and night domination to ensure that anti-peace elements are not given any chance to create any disturbance. He stressed on maintaining alertness for which he advised placement of ‘nakas’ and joint patrolling to check the movement of anti-national elements especially on inter-district routes and in periphery,” the police statement said, adding that those who participated in the meeting include Special DG CID J&K R.R Swain, ADGP CRPF J&K, Nalin Prabhat, ADGP SJM Gillani, Dr S. D. Singh Jamwal, M.K Sinha, Vijay Kumar, IGP BSF Ftr. Hqrs Kashmir Shri Ashok Yadav, IG CRPF (Ops) Kashmir Shri M.S Bhatia, IGP Traffic J&K Vikramjeet Singh, IGP Hqrs PHQ Shri B S Tuti, BGS Ops 15th Corps Shri Dahiya, DIsG Shri Sujit Kumar, Shir Imtiaz Ismail Parray, Shri Abdul Qayoom and Shri Javid Iqbal Matoo, SSP Srinagar, SSP Budgam, AIsG of PHQ, SSP Security, SSP Traffic Srinagar besides Kashmir based IR/AP Commandants attended the meetings at PHQ. DIG North Kashmir Range, DIG South Kashmir Range, and all other District SSsP of Kashmir zone attended the meeting through video conferencing.

The statement said that DGP stressed for ensuring all the possible measures to ensure security of vital installations and protected persons. “DGP advised the officers that the security plans to be reviewed in view of changing circumstances and be executed on ground efficiently to foil any nefarious design of anti national elements,” the statement said.

He stressed on strengthening both border and hinterland security grid and enjoined upon officers to focus on counter terrorist operations and to target the OGW network if any. He also stressed for strengthening measures for intelligence collection especially at ground level and its sharing among the forces.

While reviewing the arrangements and deployment plans for the forthcoming G20 event, DGP discussed in detail all the arrangements to be made for smooth conduct of the event and directed officers to ensure that all the necessary arrangements are in place well in time. Emerging challenges and their counter measures were also threadbare discussed during the meeting. Singh emphasized on coordinated security arrangements for the event among all the forces besides with civil administration. DGP also stressed for reviewing all the arrangements jointly by all the stakeholders to ensure synergy and better coordination,” the DGP said, as per statement.

DIG CKR along with SSP Srinagar, SSP Budgam, SSP Security & SSP Traffic City Srinagar gave detailed presentation regarding the deployment and security plans put in place for conduct of the event—(KNO)

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