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DGP visits north Kashmir, reviews Security situation

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Jammu, March 17: On the second day of his visit to Kashmir valley, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh accompanied by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar today visited Kupwara, Handwara and Baramulla, frontier districts of North Kashmir and took a review of security scenario and preparedness on law and order situation in border area and in the hinterland of these districts.

In a statement issued here, a police spokesman said: “DGP first visited Kupwara where he was received by SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar and other officers. DC Kupwara Anshul Garg, SSP Kupwara and other jurisdictional officers apprised the DGP about the overall security situation and measures taken to maintain peace and order in the district. In the afternoon, the DGP visited 15RR Headquarters at Vilgam Handwara where he was received by officiating commandant Lt. CoL Amit Rawat and SP Handwara G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy who briefed the DGP regarding the security scenario in Handwara.”

“The DGP later visited 19th Div. Baramulla where he interacted with the officers of Police, Army, CRPF and BSF.  GOC 19th Div, Major General G.P Singh, briefed the DGP J&K about security situation on LoC in 19th Div Sector along the border and hinterland.  On the occasion SSP Baramulla, Abdul Qayoom , Commandant 40th BN BSF V.K Kasana, CO CRPF 53rd BN Vijay Kumar, and Addl. SP Baramulla Mukesh Kakkar also apprised the DGP about the present security scenario of the district,” the spokesman said.

The DGP while addressing these officers’ meetings and briefings complimented the forces for their good work and said that Jammu and Kashmir Police and all other security forces have maintained high morale during tough times because of which normalcy has returned. “Although the terrorist activities have been brought down, forces have to remain on constant vigil and alert so that any evil attempt to disrupt peace is effectively foiled,” the spokesman quoted DGP as saying.

He said that brave Jawans and officers of Police and other forces working in J&K as a team have faced come up to the expectations of the people. He said that work of Jammu and Kashmir Police and other security forces is being appreciated at highest levels of Government and we need to continue our peace efforts with even more dedication to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “We need to consolidate normalcy and peace by engaging people particularly youth for achieving the goals of prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir.”

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