DGP Swain visits Railway Headquarters Jammu


Reviews security of Railways, functioning of GRP in J&K

Jammu, Dec 20 (KNO): Director General of Police (DGP) R.R Swain Wednesday visited the Government Railway Police Headquarters Jammu where he chaired the officers meeting and reviewed the overall security of Railways and functioning of GRP in the Union Territory.

Addressing the meeting, the DGP as per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that in order to enhance the level of surveillance, it is very necessary to identify the ‘deficient capabilities’ by all of us particularly at supervisionary level and officers should strive to fill the gaps through technology and intelligence gathering.

The filling of the gaps of these capabilities will yield better results. He directed to dive deeper into the past incidents of different natures and try to find the present status, whereabouts of the persons involved and those behind that particular incidents.

He advised the officers to inculcate the habit of curiosity of looking for and checking all the possibilities of any information and look into all angles of investigations of any incident.

The DGP advised for making best use of CCTNS and usage of such software through which desired ‘search’ is easy. While dwelling on the challenges and responses, the DGP gave thrust on strengthening of access-control at various railways stations and on the periphery of the railway stations to check any attempt of transportation of weapons, explosive or narco-substances.

He said that he is well aware that lot of efforts are being made but a lot more needs to be done to enhance the preventive and detective capabilities of Railway Police for which he also gave thrust on enforcement, investigation and intelligence gathering.

The DGP directed the officers for smart identification of resources which can be projected for funding. ADGP Railways Sunil Kumar gave a powerpoint presentation in which he highlighted the role of different forces viz GRP, RPF, Police, CAPFs and private agencies.

During the meeting duties and responsibilities of stakeholders were also discussed. The administrative and structural setup of GRP was discussed.

Discussions were also held on the security plan for Katra Banihal Section of 111 Kilometres of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Line.

The DGP later planted a sapling in the lawns of the GRP, Headquarters.

The review meeting was attended by ADGP railways Sunil Kumar, DIG Railways, Haseeb-ur-Rehman, DIG Traffic Shridhar Patil, SSsP of GRP Jammu/Kashmir/Katra and SO to ADGP Railway—(KNO) 

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