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Srinagar:

The Director-General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday that the police played a prominent role in instilling a sense of security among people and bringing peace in Jammu and Kashmir, despite facing tough challenges.

Dilbag Singh was made the Director General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir after SP Vaid was removed by the Centre. In March, this year, he was made the head of the prison department after the daring escape of a Pakistani terrorist from a Srinagar hospital in February. Twenty-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Naveed Jatt, who was brought to the hospital from the Srinagar Central Jail for treatment.

According to a police spokesperson, DGP was chairing high-level security review meetings in Srinagar and Pulwama, when the DGP urged police officials to adopt a professional approach “while dealing with matters related to the crime to generate a social impact for the betterment of the society”. The DGP also appreciated the role of police in tackling law and order challenges on the ground and praised them for conducting the urban local body elections and panchayat polls in a smooth way. He also urged the police force to launch a fight against social evils such as drug abuse. In the previous year, the police had launched a drive against drug peddlers, which was quite successful.

The security meeting which was held in Srinagar also saw attendance from senior police officers including the Assistant Deputy General of Police (ADGP) Munir Ahmad Khan and Kashmir range Inspector General of Police (IGP), Swayam Prakash Pani.

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