Security forces on alert ahead of R-day: J-K DGP

  • PTI, None, Jammu
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 19:28 IST

Security forces are on alert and maintaining vigil along the border to ensure peaceful and incident-free Republic Day celebrations, Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (DGP) K Rajindra told mediapersons here on Thursday.

Rajendra, who was replying to the questions on the security arrangements for R-day, earlier flagged off new vehicles for 107 police stations of various zones in Jammu and Kashmir, at a simple function held at police headquarters (PHQ) here.

"As far as preparations for Republic Day are concerned, the security forces at the borders are on alert. Night patrolling and area domination is underway and wherever suspicious activities are taking place, the police are conducting raids," he said.

"At the moment, the situation at the border is under control and people have been moved to safer areas. The forces at the first, second and third lines of defence are alert and we will make sure that any infiltration bid is foiled," he added.

Rajindra also announced the upgradation of the mobility network and functioning of police stations across the state, underscoring the importance of the stations in reaching the the masses.

"This is an effort to increase the efficiency and the mobility of police stations. This is a part of modernisation of the police force and we received the funds for this from the home ministry," DGP told reporters.

"A police station is the first responder to the complaints of public and they have expectations with this basic unit of organisation," he said.

The department would strengthen working in field of public service and crime detection and would provide all requirements including communication, infrastructure, mobility network facilities, information technology (IT) and expert assistance in handling the day-to-day professional policing, Rajindra said.

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