Jammu & Kashmir

Over 40 police stations to get latest gadgets, weaponry in JK: DGP Dilbagh Singh

Armed forces deployed in the streets of Srinagar. [FPK Photo/Zainab]

Baramulla: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday said that at least 43 police stations in JK are being provided with latest gadgets and other facilities to root out remaining militancy in their areas under ‘Operation Capacity Building’.

“We have started Operation Capacity Building and under this, we have covered 21 police stations that have been strengthened and provided with latest gadgets and other facilities to deal with the remaining militancy,” DGP Singh said addressing the passing out cum attestation parade in Sheeri area of northern district of Baramulla.

He said that 22 more police stations will be covered under the OCB to ensure remaining militancy is eliminated from their areas.

Paying rich tributes to 1601 policemen who have laid down their lives since the past three decades, the DGP said that this year, 14000 new policemen were trained of which 1800 were trained in commando training school. “These commandos have been deployed in various parts of the UT,” he said.

The DGP said that similarly, 2500 new cops have completed Cyber Crime Training and are contributing towards building a better society. He said that despite the peaceful situation in Kashmir, challenges remain and J&K police are committed to face all challenges bravely and ensure peace is made a permanent feature,” he said.

He said a few days ago, 27 Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officers were inducted into Indian Police Service.

“This is for the time that a record number of KPS officers were inducted into IPS,” he said, adding that Promotions in police department. This year, Rs 62Cr were spent on police families, SPO. Welfare measures, to provide more facilities, Rs 2.25 crore more for SPOs. Promotions issue smoothened by Home Secretary, LG issued orders, 4000 people promoted. A few days later, 27 KPS were inducted into IPS, a record,” he said.

The DGP congratulated the new pass outs and wished them all the best. He said two women battalions are being raised while as border grid will be further strengthened in the coming months.


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