J&K DGP bats for ‘public support’ to prevent crime

Jammu: Stating that both modern and traditional policing are equally important in dealing with the crimes at different fronts, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday advocated for ‘public support’ for prevention of crimes.

“More ‘public support’ should be gained for prevention of crimes,” the police chief said while chairing a high level meeting here to analyze 2021 police performance and plans for 2022 held at Zonal Police Headquarter.

Directing for setting the targets for immediate disposal of pending UAPA and NDPS cases, the DGP stressed for improving the quality and techniques of investigation to ensure the conviction of the guilty.

He directed that special teams under the direct supervision of district SSsP should be constituted for investigation of the NDPS, UAPA and cases of special nature.

ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh also chaired the second session of the meeting.

Appreciating the ADGP Jammu for conducting this meeting which he said would help in setting up the targets for 2022, the DGP asked the officers to follow the SOPs while investigating the UAPA and asked ADGP Jammu to circulate the copies of SOPs to all distinct SSsP.

He emphasized for deputing the Parivi officers in the courts which he said would act as value addition for police in courts.

“Launch a special drive in tracking the absconders and also maintain close surveillance on anti-social and anti-national elements and take every step to neutralize attempts of anti peace elements,” the police chief added.

With regard to National highway the DGP directed the officers to submit their requirements if any to PHQ so that security of National highway is further augmented.

He also stressed making organized plans of accident prevention and accident response on highways and directed for deputing the first aid teams on accident prone places.

He also asked the officers to take up the work of improving the accommodation and other facilities of Jawans and officers on a fast track basis.

Referring to the crimes against women, the DGP directed for opening up of special women help desks in every district so that women folk would fearlessly report crimes against them and they will be able to express their grievances more comfortably.

With regard to community policing, the DGP said that besides conducting police public meetings more public centric initiatives should be taken to further strengthen the police public bond. “Law abiding people should be respected and it should be ensured that they are not put to any inconvenience in any situation,” the DGP said and directed the officers that every possible help and assistance should be provided to the families of martyrs.

He directed the officers to make it a routine to visit the families of martyrs to express solidarity and know the well-being of these families adding that the problems faced by these families if any should be addressed on priority.

The officers representing different districts of Jammu Zone briefed the meeting through powerpoint presentations regarding the 2021 performance of their respective districts and plans made to deal with the crime more effectively and efficiently in 2022.

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