J-K DGP bats for police-friendly policing

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir)[India], Jan. 14(ANI): Underscoring the need for bringing improvements in the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid yesterday said that the people-friendly policing is their motto and all ranks of the force have to work together for the betterment of the people and the nation. Vaid was chairing a meeting of police officers at District Police Office, Budgam. The meeting deliberated on various issues relating to the security, law and order situation in the district. The officers present in the meeting briefed the DGP about the measures put in place for maintaining peace and order to ensure security of the people. Vaid reiterated that safety and security of the people is their prime concern and activities of the elements, inimical to peace would be dealt firmly. "The Jammu and Kashmir Police with other security agencies has prevailed rule of law after facing tough challenges and succeeded to instil a sense of security among the people. We have to brace up for the future challenges and remain vigilant at all fronts to keep the peace maintained," Vaid said. The DGP emphasized that the people's cooperation is must to make their efforts fruitful for which they have to strengthen the police- public bonds at grass root level by addressing public grievances. "The police stations are interface of the organization, as people approach them for getting justice and the Thana personnel have major role to win public confidence and cement the relations," he said. "Innovative mechanism needs to be followed by the law enforcing agencies to thwart the ill designs of anti social elements. Synergy among the forces with better public cooperation and monitoring at different levels would yield better result of our efforts in maintaining peace in the State. The forces have to ensure safety and security of the common people, while conducting anti-militancy operations," Vaid added. The meeting also discussed Republic Day preparedness in the district and briefed the DGP about the security arrangements put in place for the function. The DGP asked the officers to gear up the man power, conduct night patrolling and naka checking in coordination with other forces. "Input sharing with other districts and agencies would help to curb the activities of bad elements, the DGP said. Vaid addressed a police durbar which was attended by a large number of police jawans and officers. He appreciated the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in maintaining peace and order in the state. He said that due to the dedicated efforts of the force, educational activities regained their peace which was derailed due to unrest for many months in the valley. The DGP stressed upon the jawans and officers to improve their proficiency and keep the normalcy maintained which has been restored after offering supreme sacrifices. He said that the force has to move forward and attain more heights of success. He disclosed that welfare of personnel is on top priority of the organization and they are committed to enhance living and working conditions of the personnel. He said that the Police Headquarter would ponder new possibilities to introduce innovative schemes for the welfare of jawans and their families. (ANI)