Smriti Irani hails role of J&K police in maintaining peace

Smriti Irani hails role of J&K police in maintaining peace

Srinagar, Sep 22 (KNO): Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development who was on two-day visit to the UT as part of the Union Government’s special outreach initiative Wednesday interacted with the senior J&K Police officers and lady officers at GOs Mess, Humhama, Budgam.

Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh introduced the officers to the union minister after which interaction took place.

According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the interaction meeting was attended by DGP, J&K, Dilbag Singh, Principal Secretary to LG J&K Nitishwar Kumar, ADGP (Hqrs) PHQ, M.K Sinha, ADGP (Cord) PHQ, Danesh Rana, IGP (CIV) PHQ, Alok Kumar, DIG Central Kashmir, Amit Kumar, DC, Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, SSP Srinagar, SSP Budgam, AIsG of Police Headquarters, lady gazetted officers and other senior officers.

Interacting with the officers, Irani appreciated and hailed the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in maintaining peace and rendering their services despite challenging circumstances.

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She hailed the JKP’s efforts during the COVID-19 in implementing the government directives and extending the helping hand to the people in need. She asked the officers to increase the visibility of women deployment at important places taking into account the equality and empowerment of the women in the force.

DGP expressed his gratitude to the minister for taking time to have interaction with the J&K Police officers. He briefed the minister about the welfare measures and schemes functional in the department for the women and children of police personnel including the slain.

He also briefed her about the action taken in crimes against women, drug abuse and human trafficking. The DGP also apprised the visiting minister regarding the measures taken to minimize the crime against women and children.

The DGP informed the Minister that Women Police Stations and Women Police Cells have been opened in all the important cities of the J&K, to facilitate the complainants of any kind of harassment or maltreatment and early action on them. The DGP also gave a detailed overview regarding the security scenario of Jammu and Kashmir—(KNO)

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