January 26 functions: Security establishment prepared, alert, says IGP

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Srinagar: Kashmir Zone’s Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Monday said that security establishment was ready for smooth conduct of January 26 functions.

“We are already ready. Nakas checking has been started. Cordon and searches have been started. Our people are completely ready. All technical and human resources are being utilized fully,” he said while talking to reporters here on sides of a function regarding the traffic awareness month.” Kumar said.

He said that militants will carry out some incident and “we are alert and every effort will be made to prevent it.” “We will make also preventive arrests.”

As regards anti-militancy operations and incidents of firing and grenade throwing, he said that every time there is a grenade attack, pistol shooting or firing etc, there is usually involvement of OGWs (Over Ground Workers) of militants.

“Yesterday, I want to share with you that we arrested one person through social media and during investigations he confessed that he was to carry out a killing in Anantnag town. The reason for revealing is to inform that new youth, OGW, are involved in it also and police is alert,” he said as per GNS, adding, “We are tracking it. When militant comes, people know and runaway as they know what the militant is up to but in case of OGW they don’t know what is about to happen, and as such it remains our top priority.”

The top police officer also underlined the need for creating more awareness about the traffic rules.

“Every year, on the directions from MHA, road safety month is observed. The aim is to spread awareness about the traffic rules and every day there will be a new program in this endeavor,” he said, adding, “Along with you journalists, police and traffic, we will together make it a success and create awareness about traffic safety. Every year thousands of people are killed in road accidents across the country. Awareness is a very important tool by which we can reduce it.” (GNS)

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