Srinagar, Jan 25: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain Thursday said that police have taken care of possible threats and a response to the contingencies have been devised and that he was hopeful to see a peaceful Republic Day across UT on Friday.
Talking to reporters in Jammu, DGP Swain said that police have taken care of all the possible threats ahead of the Republic Day.
“All security arrangements are in place. We have held UT level and provincial level review meetings. We have discussed issues with all the stakeholders including the army and the Central Forces. A detailed plan has been framed,” he said. “We have taken care of possible threats and devised our response to contingencies. Hopefully, we will celebrate Republic Day peacefully.”
DGP expressed his joy over the 72 gallantry awards bagged by the J&K police on the occasion of Republic Day. “It is a matter of great pride and joy that J&K police personnel have been bestowed with 72 gallantry medals by the president of India. I congratulate the police and LG Manoj Sinha and also the Ministry of Home Affairs for considering J&K police’s contribution towards ensuring peace,” he said.
He said while fighting terrorism and proxy war sponsored by the neighbour, over 1600 policemen were killed. “The huge sacrifices of forces is the benchmark of demonstrating the commitment to national security. There are hundreds of other policemen who have suffered injuries, displacement, intimidation and family dislocation,” he said, adding that these are the tales and sagas of untold stories which isn’t well chronicled.