DGP visits border areas of Kathua, Samba; reviews security scenario

In view of the terrorist incident, which took place at Pathankote on Saturday, the Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar visited border police posts established on 24 kms area of twin districts of Kathua and Samba. He took stock of the security scenario and precautionary measures taken in the border areas.
Mr. Rajendra was accompanied by IGP Jammu, Danish Rana, SSP Kathua, Navin Jain and SSP Samba, Joginder Singh.
During the visit, DGP interacted with the police personnel deployed on border posts and enquired about the prevailing situation in these areas. He asked them to be extra vigilant and alert at all times to avert any incident. He emphasised to maintain close liaison with the local populace to gather intelligence inputs regarding any suspicious movement in the area. He also interacted with the people and asked them to be cooperative towards cops in safeguarding the interests of the Nation.
Later, Mr. Rajendra convened a meeting of police officers of twin districts at Kathua. He was briefed by concerned District Superintendents of Police about the security grid put in place in the twin districts and the preparedness to tackle any incident of militancy. He was also briefed about the deployment of manpower at vital installations for their security and Nakas to check any movement of anti-national elements.
Mr. Rajendra stressed upon the field officers to monitor the situation and take all preventive measures for the security of vital installations in the area, besides security on the National Highway. He said that intelligence grid should be strengthened and CCTVs installed at all important and busy places to make the efforts fruitful.
Addressing the meeting, DGP emphasised upon the officers to ensure coordination with other sister agencies and share intelligence inputs to avert any attempt by the militants firmly. He asked to follow the SOPs in letter and spirit while dealing the situations in order to avoid inconvenience to the common masses.

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