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IGP Kashmir VK Birdi reviews security situation in Kupwara, stresses need for swift and decisive action to counter infiltration menace

Last Updated on December 3, 2023 at 8:30 pm

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone V. K. Birdi chaired review meetings regarding security scenario, anti-terrorist operations, recent trend of infiltration, law & order and other issues related to day-to-day policing in North Kashmir’s Kupwara and Handwara along with DIG NKR Baramulla Vivek Gupta.

             The meeting in Kupwara was attended by SSP Kupwara Yogual Manhas, Addl SP Kupwara and other senior officers of the district. Similarly in Handwara, the meeting was attended by SSP Handwara Dawood Ayoub and other officers of Police district.

          During these meetings, the participating officers provided comprehensive briefings, offering invaluable insights into the prevailing security scenario, the existing security grid, and operational strategies employed to counter the challenges posed by recent trends of infiltration. They meticulously presented an overview of the proactive steps initiated in their respective districts to address challenges and threats faced by inimical elements at the ground level.

             Among the focus areas, anti-terrorist grid with heightened intelligence efforts, war against drugs and other related issues were discussed. IGP Kashmir directed the officers to work without any prejudice and take stern action against the law violators and make ensure that law enforcement agencies are well prepared to respond quickly and effectively to any security untoward incidents. He stressed upon the officers to increase focus on human intelligence alongwith technical inputs and enjoined upon to intensify anti-terrorist operations to flush out the inimical elements besides exhorted upon to take stringent action against any person or organization supporting anti-national activities.

             In addition to anti-terrorist operations, the meetings addressed broader concerns related to the overall security scenario. Discussions encompassed measures to counteract infiltration, ensure law and order in the district, wherein IGP Kashmir underscored the importance of a nuanced understanding of this evolving challenge. He emphasized the need for swift and decisive actions to counter the infiltration menace.

             IGP Kashmir also analysed the crime situation, including action taken against burglars, drug peddlers, bootleggers and gamblers. Special emphasis was laid on detection of crime against women and it was underlined that surveillance on such elements/criminals would put a check on their activities which is a big deterrent. He advised officers to also ensure professional investigation in UAPA cases in order to ensure conviction of accused and to effectively deal with the terrorist eco-system

             IGP Kashmir directed officers to actively engage with community members to ensure peace and harmony in the area. Emphasizing the importance of a collaborative approach, he urged the officers to work impartially and take stern actions against any violation of the law.