Bolster anti-terrorist grid with heightened intelligence efforts: IGP Kashmir to officers

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir V K Birdi on Friday asked officers in South Kashmir to bolster the anti-terrorist grid with heightened intelligence efforts and intensified operations.
Birdi said this while chairing the security review meetings in South Kashmir’s Shopian and Pulwama districts.
A police spokesman said, during these meetings, the participating officers presented an overview of the steps initiated by them in their respective districts to counter any challenges and threats faced by the inimical elements at the ground level.
The IGP Kashmir while interacting urged the officers to bolster the anti-terrorist grid with heightened intelligence efforts and intensified operations. Emphasis has to be placed on vigilant surveillance of terrorist associates and decisive legal measures.
He said that it is of crucial importance to enhance security surveillance of all vital establishments & locations besides to take care of vulnerable persons to thwart away the nefarious designs of terrorists in the areas.
Birdi reiterated the need to keep strict surveillance over the terrorist associates and anti national elements (ANEs) and take all necessary measures under law against them.
A focused initiative against the drug menace was also emphasized, the spokesman said.
Stressing the need to eliminate drugs from society, the IGP Kashmir directed personal supervision of narcotics cases, improving conviction rates and building robust police-public relationships, especially with youth.
Besides, he also directed the officers to build up strong police-public relationship and conduct regular interactive meetings with general public as such meetings particularly with youth will not only help in curbing the drug menace but will strengthen the police-public interface.
The IGP impressed upon them to develop a mechanism wherein the bond between people and police gets stronger.
Birdi further emphasised that stringent measures should be taken against social media misuse for inciting violence. He stressed upon the importance of maintaining close synergy between police and other forces to ensure a peaceful environment.


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