Srinagar, Feb 12: Asserting that anti-militancy operations should be enhanced across the valley, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Friday asked the officers to take all proactive steps to encourage surrendering of local militants.
The IGP said this, while chairing a detailed security review meeting at Police Control Room (PCR) Kashmir.
A police spokesperson said that at the onset of the meeting, the IGP Kashmir was briefed by the officers about the various security measures adopted by them for ensuring peaceful atmosphere and stability in the valley.
”They also presented an overview of the steps initiated by them to counter the challenges faced at the ground level. IGP Kashmir was also briefed about the security measures put in place for the summer season, especially in view of the huge rush of tourists, expected in Kashmir valley,” he added.
Interacting with the officers, Mr Kumar discussed the initiatives taken for the maintenance of law and order, besides anti-terrorist operations in the valley. He further stressed on the officers to ensure better synergy and coordination among different security agencies at the ground level.
He urged upon the officers to strengthen the general security grid and ensure peace in the Valley.
The IGP Kashmir appreciated the officers of Police and Security Forces for their commitment towards their duties and contribution in maintenance of law and order and in conducting successful anti-militant operations, with no collateral damage.
He emphasised upon them that such efforts and coordination should continue to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley.
While discussing challenges with regard to security in view of the tourist season, Mr Kumar enjoined upon the officers to handle the situations with utmost care so that anti-national and anti-social elements do not get any chance to vitiate the prevailing peaceful atmosphere.
The IGP Kashmir further said that persons involved in disturbing the peaceful atmosphere should be dealt strictly under law.
He said that stringent action shall be taken against such elements, including trouble makers and rumour mongers.
The IGP also instructed all District SSPs to enhance anti-militancy operations in their respective areas and also take all proactive steps to encourage surrendering of local militants.