Strengthen security grid as serious attempts being made from across ro revive terrorism: J&K’s DGP

Srinagar, Jan 24 (UNI) Ahead of Republic Day, Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police, R. R Swain on Wednesday directed officers to ensure the highest level of security arrangements and further strengthen the security grids, saying that serious attempts are being made by handlers from across the border to infiltrate terrorists into J&K.

Swain said this while chairing a high-level joint security meeting to review the preparedness in Kashmir regarding the forthcoming Republic Day.

The meeting was attended by officers from the police, army, CRPF, BSF, SSB, CISF, and other sister agencies.

A police spokesman said threadbare discussions were held on the security of vulnerable areas, persons, and places during the meeting. Intelligence gathering, area dominance, Naka checking, and security of sensitive places and venues remained the central focus of the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, the DGP directed the officers to ensure optimum security arrangements at all the venues across Kashmir by making effective use of all the available resources.

He directed ensuring the highest level of security arrangements and further strengthening the security grids, saying that serious attempts are being made by handlers from across the border to infiltrate terrorists into J&K.

Stressing strict monitoring and subsequent action against the terror support system, the DGP said that Pakistan and its agencies are making continuous attempts to revive terrorism in parts of J&K.

He directed the creation of special monitoring to identify each and every element providing any support to terrorists.

Underscoring the desperation of handlers from across the border to create disruption here, the DGP emphasised the need for the field formations to have a serious look into the inputs shared by different agencies and take all the necessary measures accordingly, ensuring that subversive attempts are foiled.

He stressed the need to revisit the security measures in place at vulnerable places and persons.

The DGP directed further strengthening of the human intelligence system, besides effective use of modern tools in tracking down terrorists.

He also directed them to identify the technology being used by terrorists and prepare counter-strategies accordingly. He directed identifying and smashing new forms of terror modules with simultaneous actions within the parameters of law.

The DGP directed officers to go through a detailed review of all the threat scenarios in their respective areas. He emphasised fixing responsibility in the hierarchy of officials.

He stressed the need for the briefing of guidelines issued in a detailed manner by the senior officers to the on-field personnel in order to ensure the peaceful conduct of republic celebrations.

The participating officers gave feedback regarding the security scenario in their respective jurisdictions, as well as the security measures being adopted and implemented for Republic Day.

Meanwhile, the police chief visited the Army’s Victor Force headquarters at Awantipora in South Kashmir. He was received by the GoC Victor Force, Maj. General Balbir Singh, and other army officers.

During the visit, the security scenario, challenges, and measures to maintain the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in South Kashmir were discussed, a police spokesman said.

On this occasion, GOC Victor Force gave a detailed presentation regarding the present security situation in his area and also shared measures to counter any attempt to revive the terrorism or terror eco-system by means of area dominance and conducting operations on a regular basis.

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