This was disclosed by the DGP while chairing a meeting of senior police officers at Police Control Room here this evening. The high level meeting was convened to review the law and order situation in the Kashmir Zone. The meeting discussed various issues related to deployment of man power and maintaining law and order.
Khoda said that the law and order situation in the State is satisfactory, however,
Khoda stressed upon the officers present in the meeting to ensure minimum use of force while dealing the law and order situation to avoid loss of human lives. He said that the department has procured non lethal equipment specially made by the Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) which would help the police personnel to disperse the mobs without causing any loss of life. Going by the previous experience, the department has worked out a new strategy to prevent such situation in future, he added. He asked the officers to ensure that newly procured equipments are issued to the personnel maintaining the law and order and use minimum force to avoid fatal causalities.
During the meeting, the DGP issued instructions to the officers working in the field to earn public confidence by adopting public friendly approach while curbing the activities of criminals. He said that the people approach police with great expectations and the personnel working in police stations should exhibit their professional traits and give a patient hearing to their genuine grievances.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Additional Director General of Police, Armed/Law & Order, K. Rajendra Kumar, Inspectors General of Police, Smt. D. R. Doley, S. M. Sahai, Owais Ahmed and Zahoor Hussain Chisti, Deputy Inspectors General of Police, Rauf-ul-Hassan , Alok Puri, A. G. Mir, K. L. Bhagat and Garib Dass, AIsG (PHQ), G. H. Bhat and A. A. Kakroo, SSP, A. H. Bukhari, Javaid Iqbal Farooqi, Dy. S.P. B. A. Shah and other police officers.