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Advisor Kumar to forces: Exercise restraint, avoid civilian casualties

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Reviews security scenario in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 16: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Sunday asked police to exercise restraint to avoid civilian casualties and collateral damage while carrying out anti-militancy operations, security-related drills in the Valley.

A government spokesperson said Kumar undertook a detailed review of law and order, other security related issues in the Kashmir at a meeting convened at PCR Srinagar today.

The meeting was attended by Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh, ADGP Law & Order Muneer Ahmed Khan, IGP Kashmir S P Pani, DIG Central Kashmir Range, SSP Srinagar, SP South and other concerned officers.

Kumar took a detailed review of the latest security scenario and the situation arising after seven civilian deaths in forces’ firing in Pulwama yesterday.

DGP Dilbag Singh and other senior police officers briefed the Advisor regarding latest security scenario and other issues pertaining to the maintenance of law and order in the Valley, said the handout.

Addressing the police officers, Advisor Kumar stressed upon ensuring effective coordination and synergy between the security agencies.

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