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Army, police top brass review security situation ahead of polls

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Srinagar, Sept 24: Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh and the valley’s top Army official Lt Gen A K Bhatt on Monday reviewed the security situation ahead of local bodies and Panchayat elections at a meeting in Handwara area of Kupwara district of the state.

“The DGP and GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen Bhatt held a joint security review with the officers of Army, BSF, CRPF and police in the district police lines, Handwara,” a police spokesman said.

The meeting was also attended by GOC Kilo Force Maj Gen D P Pandey, IGP CRPF Zulfikar Hassan, IGP Kashmir Zone S P Pani, SP Handwara Ashish Mishra and Commandants of Army and CRPF.

Addressing the officers, the DGP emphasised that the existing cooperation and synergy between different forces is to be further strengthened to combat the terrorism and also to ensure smooth conduct of the local governance elections.

Singh expressed happiness that the synergy exhibited by the security forces at the ground level is the best model of success for any force.

“Irrespective of the colour of uniforms, all forces are doing their best in service of the nation,” he said.

The DGP said improvement in the situation has been made possible by the sacrifices and good work of all the forces.

“The anti-infiltration operations on borders by the aArmy have proved very successful as a number of terrorists who were infiltrating into the State were killed,” he said hailing the role of the CRPF in assisting the police in maintaining law and order.

The DGP later addressed a darbar of all police ranks of the district.

He appreciated the efforts made by police in maintenance of law and order in the state.

Acknowledging the sacrifices made by police in the line of duty, he assured the Jawans that government is taking all possible measures for the welfare of the Jawans.

Singh thanked the government for enhancement of ex-gratia relief for the personnel of J&K police and SPOs in the recent time.

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