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DGP visits parts of Srinagar, reviews security preparedness for ID celebrations

Srinagar, Aug 5 ( KINS ) J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday visited different places in the summer capital, Srinagar, and reviewed security preparedness for Independence Day celebration.

A police spokesperson said that Mr Singh today visited APC Zewan to take stock of the forthcoming Independence Day Parade preparation and visited different places of Srinagar to review on ground security and deployment of personnel within the capital city. He also chaired officers meeting at Police Control Room (PCR) in the afternoon.

In the forenoon, the DGP J&K accompanied by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Central Kashmir Range (CKR) Amit Kumar took stock of preparation for the Independence Day Parade at the Armed Police Complex, Zewan.

He inspected the full rehearsal of the parade in which contingents of BSF, CRPF, ITBP, JKAP, IRP, J&K ladies Police, District Police Srinagar, Fire & Emergency Services, UTDRF and Forest Protection Force are participating on the tunes of Band contingents of the BSF, CRPF and J&K Police.

The DGP while interacting with the parade contingent commanders, nodal officers from JKAP/IRP Battalions and other forces directed that the Independence Day Parade should be appealing. He directed that all the participants of the parade and other support staff should prepare for the event with full energy and enthusiasm.

He directed the officers that during preparations and rehearsals of Parade there should be no compromise on the COVID-19 protocols. He emphasized upon officers that all the necessary measures should be taken to follow the health advisories issued from time to time by the authorities.

CO JKAP 9th Bn Shri Manzoor Ahmad Dalal, CO JKAP 12th Battalion Sanjay Singh Rana, Deputy CO JKAP 12th Battalion Fayaz Ahmad and other gazetted officers of Police and other security forces were present during the visit.

The DGP also took a round of the area near the Parade ground and directed the officers to prepare plans for renovation of family quarters and the infrastructure on the campus. He directed the officers to take keen interest in organising fitness and sporting programmes to enhance the fitness levels of officers and personnel.

Later on the DGP J&K accompanied by DIG CKR Amit Kumar and SSP Srinagar Sandeep Choudhary visited different places of the Srinagar city. During the tour, he visited Nowgam, Sanat Nagar, Batamaloo, Bemina, Qamarwari, and Khanayar areas. The tour was aimed at taking stock of ground security measures and deployment of forces in the capital city.

In the afternoon, the DGP J&K chaired meeting of senior officers from Police, CRPF and BSF to review the overall security scenario of the valley. The meeting was attended by Special DG CID, J&K R R Swain, Special DG CRPF J&K Sanjay Arora, IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, IG BSF Kashmir Rajesh Mishra, IG CRPF (Ops) Kashmir Charu Sinha, DIG CKR Amit Kumar, SSP Srinagar Sandeep Choudhary and other officers.

In the meeting, the DGP emphasized upon the officers to be alert and cautious as the anti national elements are hellbent to disturb the peaceful environment. The senior officers briefed the DGP, J&K about the security scenario in their respective jurisdiction.

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