Jammu zone IGP reviews security situation in Kathua district

Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, October 16: Jammu Zone Inspector General of Police, Anand Jain, on Monday reviewed the crime position and overall functioning of Kathua District with all supervisory officers and other police officers.

The disposal of cases registered during the current year and previous pendency was reviewed, discussed, and instructions issued, according to a press release.

Inspector General of Police Jammu Zone, Anand Jain, was accompanied by DIG JKS Range Shakti Pathak and his team of officers and was given a guard of honor at Kathua on his arrival.
In his first visit, IGP Jammu Zone interacted and welcomed all the officers, noting that the basic concept behind conducting the meeting is to see and discuss where the fault lies and how to improve the quality of the investigation.

The focus was laid on narcotic drug and psychotropic substance (NDPS) cases, bovine smuggling cases, crimes against property and Crime Against Person, and inquest proceedings. The participants were briefed to concentrate on NDPS cases with special reference to find out, source, carrier and destination, as per the release.

“With regard to the theft cases, a strategy needs to be framed, night patrolling enhanced, and the beat system also improved. He also emphasized effective prosecution of NDPS cases and other cases of tenuous nature to ensure that the cases end in conviction,” the release said.

IGP, while briefing the officers, advised them to finalize the pending cases/public complaints to give relief to the general public and directed I/Os to speedily dispose of cases assigned to them for conducting the investigation.

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He asked the officers to strengthen the CI grid and stimulate the basic functioning of the police by way of effective supervision over the functions of police stations.

SSP Kathua Shivdeep Singh Jamwal, -JKPS gave a detailed power point presentation and briefed IGP Jammu Zone about the law-and-order crime and security scenario, along with other activities being carried out by Kathua Police in the district. He also highlighted measures adopted to strengthen the security grid and improve policing, as per the release.

“Later, IGP Jammu, Anand Jain, held the public meeting at the Conference of DPL Kathua, in which a large number of respectable people, including DDC’s, BDC’s, senior citizens, Beopar Mandal Members, etc., participated and highlighted various issues of public importance. They were assured by the chairing officers that their genuine grievances pertaining to police would be resolved on a priority basis,” the release stated.

Participants were also stressed upon to co-operate with police in curbing the drug menace and identifying ANE’s/ASE’s who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment, the release added.

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