DGP visits forward areas in Keran Sector of Kupwara

DGP visits forward areas in Keran Sector of Kupwara

Lauds combined efforts of Police, security forces in their joint fight against terrorism

Srinagar, October 26: The Director General of Police, J&K Shri Dilbag Singh today visited forward areas in the Keran Sector of border district Kupwara in North Kashmir to assess the prevailing situation along the Line of Control (LoC) firsthand. He also visited 28 Div in Kupwara where he was briefed by the officers of Army, Police regarding the border security scenario.

During his visit to the District Police Lines (DPL) in Kupwara, the DGP was received by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Yougal Manhas, all the Gazetted Officers and Station House Officers (SHOs) of the district. He paid his respects by laying a wreath at the Police martyrs memorial, honoring the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

The DGP was accompanied by Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir, Sh Vijay Kumar.

The DGP paid a visit to the headquarters of the 28 Division and engaged in a comprehensive briefing by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) regarding the overall security scenario along the LoC in Kupwara and Bandipur. Notable successes in the battle against infiltrating terrorists and narco-terror smugglers were highlighted, underscoring the relentless efforts of the forces to keep the region safe. The discussions also encompassed coordinated actions and specific logistical requirements crucial for ongoing operations.

The DGP lauded the combined efforts of the security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police in their joint fight against terrorism. He said dedication and unity among the forces have played a pivotal role in significantly reducing the terrorism threat, bringing the region closer to lasting peace and stability.

The DGP’s visit to the Keran sector and Kupwara stands as a testament to his unwavering commitment to maintaining peace and security in the region. The dedication and valor of the security forces and law enforcement agencies remain pivotal in safeguarding the borders and preserving the harmony of the region.

Earlier, the DGP undertook a significant visit to the forward area in the Keran sector. The DGP’s presence in this vital region allowed him to assess the prevailing situation along the Line of Control (LoC) firsthand. Upon his arrival, the DGP was warmly received by the Commander of the 268 Brigade and the dedicated Commanding Officer of the unit stationed along the LoC. An in-depth briefing session was conducted to apprise the DGP of the current security scenario and the operational readiness of forces on the Indian side of the LoC. The DGP was deeply impressed and took the opportunity to commend and applaud the unwavering efforts of the Army personnel who stand as a bulwark, safeguarding the nation even in the face of challenging conditions.

Speaking to the media persons the DGP giving information about the ongoing encounter said that a joint operation by the Army and Police is underway. He said that the anti infiltration grid is robust and because of this five infiltrating terrorists were neutralised today. He said infiltration bids keep happening from Pakistan’s side and it is being foiled by the Army, police and other agencies. He said that there are number of terror training camps and launching pads active across the border, adding that at least 16 launching pads are located opposite this division in PoK. He said that inimical elements across the border are always waiting for the chance to infiltrate terrorists and do weapon & narco smuggling. He said that joint efforts of Police, Army and other agencies have successfully foiled many such attempts adding that today’s operation is also one of the joint efforts of forces to foil ill intentions of Pakistan and its agencies. Replying to a query the DGP said that the number of terrorists (active in Jammu and Kashmir) are very low, People believe in peace and development and are cooperating with the administration.