Srinagar, 22 September: The Director-General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh visited Police Component Srinagar where he interacted with the jawans and held officers meeting today. He distributed the cash rewards and certificates of appreciation for commendable work done by the officers/personnel of the component.
The DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar and DIG South Kashmir Range Shri Atul Goel. He was received by SSP Srinagar Dr. Haseeb Mughul and SP Police Component Srinagar Shri Tahir Ashraf Bhatti.
Speaking to the officers in the meeting, the DGP appreciated the commendable work done by the officers and jawans of Police Component Srinagar in handling difficult situations along with other security forces during the recent operations at Panth Chowk and at Batmaloo. He appreciated the officers and Jawans for successfully accomplishing encounters and neutralizing terrorists while taking due precautions.
The DGP said that it was very unfortunate that during the Batmaloo, Srinagar encounter a civilian lady got injured in the cross-firing and later on, she succumbed to the injuries. He said that in most of the operations, Police and security forces are displaying their discipline and professionalism in handling such situations.
The DGP said that the Jammu & Kashmir Police efforts can be judged by the fact that the families were called to persuade the terrorists to surrender during the encounter at Panth Chowk. He said despite the martyrdom of one of our finest officers in that encounter our personnel gave a chance to terrorists to surrender.
He stressed upon the officers to be more watchful and alert as the terrorists and their handlers in Pakistan have plans to stir and step up violence and acts of terror in Jammu & Kashmir to take out their desperation to recent losses to terrorist cadres.
While interacting with the jawans the DGP complimented their bravery and valour. He advised them to take care of their health and fitness. He also interacted with the personnel of different sections of the component and appreciated their efforts and support provided to the personnel on ground.
SP operation Shri Tahir Ashraf Bhatti briefed the DGP on the working of the police component and of the security measures being taken during an encounter.
Besides IGP Kashmir, DIG SKR, the meeting was attended by AIG (P/T) Shri Rayees Ahmad Bhat, SSP Srinagar Dr. Haseeb Mugul, Srinagar zonal SsP and other gazetted officers of the Srinagar Police Component.