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Strengthen area domination and night patrolling in grey areas: DGP to officers

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Srinagar, Sept 21: The Director General of Police, J&K Dilbag Singh today presided over a high level joint meeting of officers to review the overall security scenario of Srinagar and districts of South Kashmir at Police Control Room Kashmir here this afternoon.

Spl DGP CID, J&K R.R Swain, IG CRPF Ops Kashmir, M.S Bhatia, IG CRPF Srinagar Ops Sector, Ms Charu Sinha, ADGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, IGP Hqr, B. S Tuti, DIG CKR/SKR Sujit Kumar, SSP Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal and AIG (Training and Policy) JS Johar attended the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, the DGP appreciated the joint efforts of J&K Police and other security forces for conducting various successful anti-militancy operations adding that we have to augment and enhance of capabilities to achieve our targets. The DGP emphasized on revisiting the city and south Kashmir security grid plans and said that the we must continue to deal strictly with elements involved in misguiding our youth and pushing them towards militancy. He directed the officers to strengthen area domination and night patrolling in grey areas. The DGP stressed for placing the surprise Nakas and ambushes to check any suspect movement. He directed for the use of modern gadgets including drones and CCTVs for area domination.

The DGP stressed for identifying the gaps if any for desired results. He directed that Jurisdictional officers to ensure the supervision of the Nakas and deployments on a regular basis. The DGP directed for conducting the joint security meeting at District levels for executing the strategies. He also emphasized on adopting preventive measures to restrict the movement of anti-peace elements.

He directed that forces to maintain pressure on anti nation elements so that militant groups don’t get any chance of revival. The DGP impressed upon the officers, to work out strategies to further consolidate peace in Jammu Kashmir adding that in the process forces have to ensure that civilians do not face any inconvenience. Stressing for remaining more vigilant against militant support network who are helping militants to carry out their nefarious designs, the DGP directed for putting in utmost efforts to ensure militancy free Jammu and Kashmir.

During the meeting a threadbare discussion regarding the terror crimes in valley was held and the officers present in the meeting gave suggestion regarding anti-militancy operations and for strengthening peace further in J&K. The DIG CKR apprised the DGP regarding the area domination in Srinagar City as also in districts of South Kashmir for effective surveillance of anti peace elements through a PowerPoint presentation.

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Nitishwar Kumar posted as additional secretary in Union Women and Child Development Ministry

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Srinagar, Sept 25: In a significant development, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has posted Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to LG Manoj Sinha, as additional secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Women and Children Development.

According to an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:96), presently on inter-cadre deputation, as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development, by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser in the Ministry.

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Two militants killed near LoC in north Kashmir: Police

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‘Identification of slain being ascertained’

Srinagar, Sept 25: Two militants were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control in Tekri Nar locality of Machil in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said here.

Kashmir zone police in a Tweet, informed that the identification of the militants was being ascertained.

Police also said that two AK-47 rifles as many pistols and 04 hand grenades were recovered from them.

“Army and Kupwara Police neutralised two #terrorists near #LoC Tekri Nar in Machil area of #Kupwara. Identification of the killed terrorists being ascertained. 02 AK 47 rifles, 02 pistols & 04 hand grenades recovered. Further details shall follow,” police tweeted. (KNO)

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Police attach residential house in Bandipora for wilfully sheltering, harbouring militants

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Bandipora, Sept 25: Police in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have attached a residential house for wilfully sheltering and harbouring militants after obtaining sanction from competent authority.

In a statement, cited by the news agency-KNO, a spokesperson said that police attached the residential house of one person namely Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez at present Watrina after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.

The statement reads that the house was linked to case FIR No.166/2021of PS Bandipora U/S 16,18,19 ,20,23,39UAPA ,307IPC ,7/27 IA Act, dated 26_09_2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.

“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants & such act was voluntarily and knowingly given by the member of the family. Many attacks on civilians and protected persons were carried, conspired and planned by militants while using this house as hideout,” it reads.

The statement reads that Bandipora police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.

“In case of any forced and coercive entry by militants into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under law will follow against such houses or other properties,” it added.

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