IGP says lockdown aimed to stop COVID-19 spread

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Inspector-General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar Friday visited several places of Srinagar City and reviewed lockdown arrangements. He was accompanied by IG CRPF Srinagar, DIG CKR, SSP Srinagar, and other police and government force officers.

IGP Kashmir said that aim of the lockdown is to protect the lives of people and to stop the spread of Covid-19 infection.

In a statement, the police said that during the comprehensive tour of Srinagar City, IGP Kashmir visited Nishat, Fore Shore road, Habbak, Lalbazar, Zadibal, Nowhatta, Bhorikadal, Rajourikal (Mirwaiz Manzil), Sakidafar, Qamarwari, Parimpora, Hyderpora, Baghat, Sanatnagar & Panthachowk areas.

The statement further stated that during the visit, both the IGs interacted with officers and police deployed on the ground, instructed them to strictly implement and enforce the guidelines and other lockdown orders on the ground.

He appreciated the role of police and government forces working on the ground and applauded them for working tirelessly 24×7 amid the pandemic without caring for their own lives as like other humans and frontline workers they are more susceptible to contracting the infection.

Also, he advised the men on the ground to be firm against violators but at the same time depending on the circumstances be compassionate and facilitators for the neediest people, frontline workers, and essential service providers.

IGP Kashmir also appreciated the jurisdictional Police Officers and jawans for showing a high sense of responsibility and professionalism in dealing with the current unprecedented situation.

In their message, both the IGs have advised the people to understand the magnitude of the current situation and in order to slow its spread follow the guidelines/SOPs strictly.

IGP Kashmir has also hoped that everyone voluntarily complies with all executive orders related to Covid-19 for their own safety and safety of others, reads the statement. (GNS)

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