‘Keep check on social media misuse, continue action against militants’: DGP to officers

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Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Monday stressed need of using all the technology and related tools to keep a check on the people who are “misusing the social media.”

Chairing a high level security review meeting at Police headquarters to take stock of the security situation and police’s response to 2nd wave of COVID-19, the top police officer of the J&K also called for continuing action against the militants and their associates, a police spokesman said in a statement to GNS.

“DGP while speaking on the occasion directed the officers to augment the security grids to further improve safe and secure environment for the citizens. He stressed that the action against the militants and their associates should continue and all the suspicious elements should be kept under check so as to foil their ill designs aimed at disrupting normal lives of the people.”

Underscoring the need for pro-active role of the law enforcing agencies, the DGP has directed police officers to put in place effective measures for maintaining peace and order in coordination other security forces, the spokesman said.

“Singh said that JKP along with other security forces has ensured rule of law after facing tough challenges and have succeeded to maintaining sense of security among the people. He said that our efforts will continue to strengthen the peace in J&K.”

He stressed the need of using all the technology and related tools to keep a check on the people who are misusing the social media, the spokesman said.

He directed that a mechanism must be put in place to identity and bring to book all the “mischief mongers”, who are found using the social media for “anti-national and anti-social activities.”

He directed the field officers to take effective steps against the drug peddlers so that the menace of drug abuse is eradicated.

The DGP directed the officers to maintain close surveillance of such elements trying to disrupt the “fast returning peaceful atmosphere and take all measures to neutralise such attempts”.

The DGP while reviewing the J&K Police response to 2nd wave of COVID-19 stressed for implementing the government directives, advisories, besides assisting the administration to contain the spread of COVID-19. He said that we are in the critical phase and every possible effort is required to come out of it.

The meeting was attended by Special DG CID, R.R. Swain, ADGP Headquarters, PHQ, M.K Sinha, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IGP Headquarters PHQ, Garib Dass, DIG Central Kashmir Amit Kumar, DIG SKR, Abdul Jabbar, DIG NKR, Sujit Kumar, AIG (P&T) Rajinder Gupta and SSP Srinagar Sandeep Choudhary.

The senior officers briefed the DGP about the measures put in place for maintaining peace and order and ensuring security of the people. The DGP was also apprised regarding J&K Police’s different measure in response to the COVID-19. (GNS)

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