Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar Wednesday said the JKP has to bring innovative changes in its functioning to counter latest challenges of cyber crime and terrorism. He said with the changing strategy of criminals, the force has to adopt new methods of policing to tackle the hostile situations, besides delivering better services to the people. Rajendra was addressing maiden police durbar at District Police Lines here Wednesday, which was attended by jawans and officers of districts of Srinagar and Budgam. He said that JKP, after tackling terrorism has emerged as one of the best forces and its sacrifices for the security of the people have been recognised at national and international forums. Rajendra asked the cops to remain vigilant in future to thwart the designs of subversive elements as they would attempt to revitalise the dormant cells and create unrest in the State. He said that we have to remain abreast with the changing scenario and adopt new methods of policing to counter the challenges of cyber crimes. The DGP appreciated the jawans and officers for their dedicated efforts, ensuring maintenance of law & order and smooth conduct of Amar Nath Yatra. He said that the force, besides its professional duties has remained on forefront to provide assistance to the people, when the need arisen. Stressing for enhanced community policing and people friendly activities, the DGP said that the force has to imbibe spirit of public service and strengthen public coordination. He said that aggressive attitude of men in uniform creates gap in the relations which should be discouraged. Use of minimum force while dealing hostile situations should be our priority, said the DGP. Rajendra said that people’s cooperation is of paramount importance for JKP and we have to inculcate public service and better deliverance at all levels. He said that we have energetic and qualified manpower deployed at every nook and corner including Thanas and have to prove with our people friendly attitude, providing professional policing, as the people approach the police with the hope to get remedial of their problems. He asked to ensure quick disposal of public matters and conclusion of investigation on merits. Rajendra said that performance of every member of the force is monitored at different levels. Brave and dedicated personnel, who exhibit extra ordinary in the field are encouraged and rewarded. On the occasion, the DGP announced 25 out of turn promotions in different ranks of Central Kashmir Range to their next higher ranks. He handed over the orders to the beneficiaries on the spot. He disclosed that out of turn promotions are being given to the personnel on the recommendations of senior officers in recognition of their performance and are scrutinized at PHQ level by Police Establishment Board. Earlier, the SSP Srinagar, Amit Kumar, while welcoming the DGP threw light on the functioning of district police. He said that Srinagar police, besides maintaining law & order, security in the capital city, remained engaged with Amar Nath Yatra, tourist destinations and other security duties. He said that city police is also assisting in regulating the smooth traffic movement in the city and other routes in the district. The durbar was attended by IGP, (Kashmir Zone), SJM Gillani, DIG (SKR), G. H. Bhat, AIG (Personnel), Tahir Sajad, SSsP, Fayaz Ahmed and Mir Imtiyaz Hussain, SP Hqrs. Wasim Qadri, Dy.SP DAR, Feroz Qadri, SDPO Shaheed Gung, Yasir Qadri and other police officers.
2015 Kashmir Despatch