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Effective investigation a weapon in hands of investigators to demolish terror ecosystem: DGP

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Reviews functioning of SIUs in Kashmir

Jammu: Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh today chaired the meeting of State Investigation Unit (SIU) officers at PCR Kashmir to review the progress of under investigation UAPA cases besides taking stock of case undertrials.

Spl DG CID J&K R.R Swain, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, DIG SIU Abdul Qayoom, SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal, DD Prosecution besides all CIOs of SIUs of Kashmir Zone attended the meeting at PCR Kashmir while ADGP (Coordination) PHQ, Danesh Rana, IGP (CIV), B.S Tuti, AIG Training, J.S Johar and AIG (CIV) Dr. G.V Sandeep Chakravarthy attended the meeting through video conferencing, police spokesman informed.

He said the DGP complimented the SIU officers for the work done since the creation of the unit.  He said that effective investigation is no less than a weapon in the hands of investigators to demolish the terror ecosystem, and is as important as carrying out counter-insurgency operations to eradicate this menace.

He stressed upon the officers to speed up the investigation process and disposal of cases on merits and enjoined upon the officers to ensure that the investigation of UAPA and other cases of special nature is foolproof, taking into account every evidence in order to achieve conviction.

DGP directed that stringent action be taken against the OGWs and the organizations providing any kind of support to terrorists, besides properties used for terror activities to be seized under law.

DGP also impressed upon recently appointed DIG SIU to supervise each and every case in detail and said that a line of action has to be earmarked immediately with registration of FIR after analyzing all the circumstances and evidence thereof.

While briefing the CIOs, he said that the objective of creating SIUs is to ensure quality and professional investigation and conviction thereof for which regular training and updation of legal knowledge to be ensured. He directed for constituting a team of experts to augment the investigation process besides technical evidence collection which he said is of utmost importance.

He also exhorted upon the officers to study the investigation of successful cases which could come handy in concluding the under investigation cases.

DGP also sought feedback and suggestions from officers to further improve the investigation process besides directed for identifying the best investigation officers/officials, who shall be deputed in the Special Investigation Units to further enhance its efficiency.

DIG SIU and CIOs of all SIUs apprised the DGP regarding the progress of each UAPA case under investigation, the spokesman said.

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