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DGP visits forward areas in Kupwara

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Reviews border security scenario; directs for strengthen anti-infiltration grid to check Narco trade

Srinagar: The Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, today visited Teetwal, Keran, Gogal Dhar forward areas in Kupwara district where he reviewed the border security scenario.

He interacted with representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) & locals and also surveyed sites for border police posts. The DGP paid tributes to the martyrs at the war memorial Teetwal and also visited the under construction Sharda Temple/Gurdwara.

Accompanied by ADGP Headquarters, PHQ, M.K Sinha, DC Kupwara D.S Dattatray and SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas the DGP first visited Tangdhar where he was received by Brig N.K Dhas, Brigade Commander 104 infantry.

The Brigade Commander briefed the DGP regarding the security grid in the area.

He then visited Teetwal and Keran and had a series of interactions with the officers and Jawans of Police and Army as also representatives of PRIs and locals. The DGP complimented the Commanders and troops for their professional standards, and ability to thwart threats posed by the elements across the border. He emphasized on adopting effective measures to put an end to the emerging challenge of narco terrorism. Possible security challenges and the counter measures were discussed during these interactions.

During the visit the DGP also had public interaction meetings at Teetwal and Keran during which he appreciated the role of people in maintaining peace. He emphasized on collective measures to stop the drug trade saying that it is being used to harm our younger generation. He said that drugs not only affect the consumer but society as a whole. He advised the youth to participate in nation building activities for a better tomorrow. He appealed for active support in curbing the illicit trade of drugs. He also paid his obeisance at the Shardha Mandir and Gurdhwara at Teetwal.

During his interaction with PRIs and youth of the area, the DGP and visiting officers assured that the grievances brought into their knowledge would be addressed.

The DGP also visited Police station Keran and reviewed the working of the Police station. He stressed for alertness to restrict the cross-border norco trade. He also inspected the available facilities for Jawans and officers in the police station. The DGP also had a survey of the proposed sites for border police posts at Jabri, Sadepora, Kandiyan and Jumagund.

Besides, Brig. N.K Dhas, Commander 104 Infantry Brigade, Col. Varun Soni, Commander 6 JAK Rifle, Col Deepak Deswal Commander 6-RR, Col. Rakesh Shisodia, Commander 4-Sikh (renowned as Saragarhi Bn.) briefed the DGP, J&K regarding the prevailing security situation and counter measures adopted in these areas under their command.

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