Srinagar, Feb 20: A day after two policemen were killed in a broad daylight attack near Bhagat Barzulla here, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar (IPS) chaired a detailed security review meeting at Police Control Room Srinagar.
“Focus of the meeting was recent attacks by (militants) in the Srinagar City and the security measures to counter such attacks,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued here .
“The participating officers presented an overview of the steps initiated by them in their respective areas to counter such attacks and other challenges faced at the ground level”.
IGP Kashmir was also briefed about the detailed security measures put in place to counter such attacks and for the maintenance of peace and security particularly for tourists as it is expected that a large number of tourists will visit valley in the coming summer season, the spokesman said.
While interacting with the officers, the IGP Kashmir urged upon the participating officers that it is of crucial importance to enhance security surveillance of all vital establishments and locations besides to take care of vulnerable persons to thwart away the “nefarious designs of militants) in Srinagar city.
He also urged upon them to take all necessary measures for ensuring peaceful atmosphere in the Srinagar City.
He also stressed on the officers to strengthen the general security grid and to ensure better synergy and coordination among themselves and other sister agencies working at the ground level, so that militants and “anti-national” elements do not get any chance to disturb the present peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the Srinagar.
He also highlighted the importance of round the clock checkpoints/nakas at strategic locations, surprise (flash) naka, surprise limited CASO in crowded places, placing cut-off points on exit routes immediately after such incident and dominating from high reaches, use of drones to check the movement of elements inimical to peace.
He also urged upon the Zonal SsP to keep close watch on “anti national/anti social elements”, besides take stringent action against such elements including trouble makers and rumour mongers. “He emphasized upon them that they have to be more vigilant and proactive on ground to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the Srinagar City,” he said, adding, “IGP Kashmir instructed officers to enhance surveillance and conduct anti-terrorist operations in their respective areas and take all proactive steps for maintaining peace and stability in the Srinagar City.”
He also emphasized upon the officers to keep strict surveillance over the militant associates and take all necessary measures under law against them.
The meeting was attended by IG CRPF Srinagar Ops Sector Ms Charu Sinha (IPS), DIG CKR Amit Kumar (IPS), DIG CRPF North Srinagar, DIG CRPF South Srinagar, DIG SSB, all Zonal SsP of District Srinagar and all Srinagar based Commandants of CRPF and SSB.