DGP reviews security measures for cellular installations in South Kashmir

ANANTNAG, JUNE 02: Impressing upon the police officers to ensure smooth functioning of communication network in the Valley, the Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar, today called for putting in place effective security measures for the cellular companies working in the Valley. He said the communication breakdown in some parts of the Valley by subversive elements has affected the business, banking and educational activities, which is great concern.

Rajendra was chairing a senior police officers meeting of South Kashmir held at Range Headquarters here today. He said that the subversive elements have always tried to disrupt the congenial atmosphere, which has added the sufferings of common people in the Valley. He reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir Police is well prepared to foil the designs of subversive elements. He directed the officers to deal the situation firmly so that people would not suffer. Adequate security would be provided to the network installations and their safety would be ensured at all cost.

During the meeting, DIG South Kashmir Range, Mr. Nitish Kumar and Districts Superintendents of Police of South Kashmir, briefed the DGP and gave appraisal of the security arrangements made for smooth functioning of network system in the district of South Kashmir. The officers assured the DGP that every possible steps would be taken to ensure safety of installations.

Earlier, during his visit to South Kashmir, the DGP commissioned multi storey hostel barrack and residential quarters at Kehribal Mattan. The constructions have been made under modernization scheme of JKP to strengthen building infrastructure with modern living facilities for the police personnel. Executed by Police Housing Corporation (PHC) with a total cost of Rs.2.08 cores, the constructions would accommodate the personnel of battalion located there. The multi storey barrack and the residential quarters with 4170 sfts plinth area, is having 15180 sfts built area with modern facilities.

He also commissioned upgraded building of Police Station Awantipora and additional office accommodation at Home-guard Battalion Headquarter Anantnag. The works have been executed by Police Construction Division (PCD) with a total cost of more than one crore.

Mr. Rajendra, commissioning the new constructions, disclosed that JKP has been raising building infrastructure in all the districts of the State to upgrade the living and working facilities for the personnel. He said that two agencies viz PHC and PCD are engaged with the construction works. During past one decade a mega construction programme has been carried out throughout the State strengthening infrastructure in the shape of additional accommodation, alternate accommodation, battalion headquarters, police stations and police posts. He said that in view of the increasing manpower such facilities are being upgraded at different locations to enhance working capabilities of all wings of the Organization.

The DGP, during his visit inspected various under execution works in the districts. MD (PHC), Mr. Dilbag Singh briefed the DGP about the different aspects of ongoing constructions. He appreciated the efforts of PHC and PCD for completion of works within a time frame. He emphasised upon the officers and executing agencies to supervise the works personally and ensure use of material as per the laid norms.

During the tour, DGP was accompanied by ADsGP, SP Vaid, SM Sahai and L. Mohanti  IsGP, Arun Kumar, Sunil Kumar and JP Singh, AIG (Building) Zulfikarf Azad, Exns, AR Lone and Rashid Mustafa and other police officers.

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