DGP’s visits to South Kashmir

Lays foundation stone of works at CTC Lethpora & IRP 23rd Bn Hqrs, visits Pulwama, Anantang

Lays foundation stone of works at CTC Lethpora & IRP 23rd Bn Hqrs, visits Pulwama, Anantang


South Kashmir’s first ever Women Police station in Anantnag inaugurated by women in presence of DGP, other top officers


Srinagar, July 22 (KNS):  The Director General of Police  Dilbag Singh today laid the foundation stone of construction works at Commando Training Centre (CTC), Indian Reserve Police (IRP) 23rd Battalion Headquarters at Lethpora in Awantipora district. He later visited Anantang and Pulwama districts of South Kashmir.


Accompanied by ADGP Armed/IRP J&K SJM Geelani, ADGP (Hqrs), PHQ,  M. K Sinha, ADGP Kashmir Zone  Vijay Kumar, DIG AP/IR Kashmir Shahid Mehraj, AIG Building PHQ Javid Iqbal Matoo, and AIG Communication Manoj Pandith, the DGP was received by CO IRP 23rd Bn. Atul Sharma, SSP Awantipora  Mohd Yousuf,  Principal CTC Lethpora  Tanveer Jeelani,  CO 185 CRPF Bn Shri A K Bharti and Xen PCD Shri Kamal Kishore. He was presented guard of honour at CTC Lethpora as well as at 23rd IRP Bn Hqrs.


After laying the foundations at Lethpora, the DGP inspected various under construction works like Parade ground, administration blocks, hostel, quarter guards, hospital, USQ/LSQ blocks, conference hall, computer labs etc. He sought details as to what was being built and augmented for the trainees, staff and jawans. He directed for adaptation of drawings as per the needs and also suggested amends and changes for making CTC a centre of excellence. The DGP directed for finishing the construction and all allied work within stipulated times and also providing State of art facilities for training. He also directed for providing best residential facilities to the personnel.


The DGP then visited Anantnag where in his presence the first ever women police station for South Kashmir was inaugurated. The Police station was inaugurated by Principal Women Degree College Anantang Dr. Nuzhat and other women, representing different fields.


After the inaugural function of the Women Police Station, the DGP while speaking to the media said that “The purpose behind opening the women police station across the UT is to provide a better environment to women.” “Crime against women has been taken seriously and to bring down any type of crime against women, the Women Police Stations have been opened where the victims of crime will be conducted with by women officers/officials,” the DGP added.


The DGP added that opening up separate Women Police Stations will provide an opportunity to the women of the respective areas to come forward more freely to report crime as they would be able to express their grievances more comfortably. He added that women Police officers would be sensitive enough to understand the grievances of the female victims. He directed for making a separate recreational room inside the women police station for kids.


The women, representing different fields like education, judiciary, local self governance and social workers were present on the occasion who were impressed upon to take a lead in bringing the issues/crime against the women of their respective areas  into the notice of women police station so that necessary steps are taken to redress those issues. Women police stations have been opened at all range levels across Jammu and Kashmir, the DGP informed.


Referring to the hybrid terror structure, the DGP said that it is a move of Pakistan and its handlers to involve faceless elements in terrorism to create trouble in J&K adding that counter strategy of J&K Police and other security forces is in place to fight this evil design with fortitude. He said that police has dealt with this new trend of terrorism with success and would continue to do so. The DGP said that Pak agencies and their handlers are using social media in misleading the youth of JK and pushing them into terrorism and added that J&K Police would continue to take stringent action against those involved. With regard to the Thana Devas, the DGP said that it is aimed to address the issue of public on-spot and further strengthening the police-public relations.


The function at Anantnag was attended by DIG SKR, Shri Abdul Jabbar, SSP Anantnag Shri Ashish Kumar Mishra, Chairman DDC Anantnag Shri Mohammd Yousf Gorsai, Public representatives from Anantnag and the officers accompanying the DGP.


On his visit to Pulwama, the DGP visited 182 Bn CRPF headquarters where he chaired a J&K Police and CRPF officers meeting. On the very outset he expressed his solidarity with the officer colleagues and bereaved family of ASI Vinod Kumar of the Battalion who was martyred in a terror attack at Gangoo Crossing in Pulwama. While interacting with the officers, the DGP stressed upon the officers to continue their efforts to counter the Pak sponsored terrorism. He stressed for strengthening communication within the forces at different levels to augment the security grids in their respective areas.. The DGP said that Police, Security Forces and people have to work together to defeat saboteurs and enemies of peace. He stressed on the importance of maintaining close synergy between the forces to meet the security challenges


At Pulwama besides the officers accompanying the DGP, IGP CRPF, Shri M.S Bhatia, DIG CRPF, Shri P.K Mehra, SSP Pulwama, Shri Ghulam Jeelani Wani, and CO 182 Bn, Shri Deepak Dondiyal, CO 183 Bn Shri R. D. Jeany and other jurisdictional officers attended the meeting.(KNS)

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