‘Visible changes on ground in last seven months’
Terming J&K police as “the most professional force” in India, Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Tuesday asked police to exercise maximum restraint while dealing with law and order situation.
“Despite facing difficult situation, JKP has always remained in the forefront to maintain peace and order to safeguard the lives and fundamental rights of the people,” Mufti said while addressing the 12th BRTC passing out parade held at PTS Manigam here.
About 385 recruits passed out from the police training school Manigam today after completing their vigorous training period.
Mufti, who was chief guest on the occasion, said there were unfortunate incidents in the past but after his government took over, police and CRPF were asked to show maximum restraint while dealing with the law and order situations.
“It was visible on the ground in last seven months. Over the last seven months, police have faced certain challenging situations, which they have dealt very admirably,” he said.
“Those, who throw stones, are our own people and we need to tackle them very cautiously,” Mufti said adding police had a most crucial role of safeguarding lives and property in the State.
He exuded confidence that peace will return to Jammu and Kashmir and people would soon be able to lead a normal life without disturbances and interruptions.
Welcoming the recent DG level talks between BSF and Pakistan Rangers, Mufti hoped both the countries will succeed in removing trust deficit to firmly entrench lasting peace in the region.
“Both New Delhi and Islamabad will have to resolve the issues to allow peace to return on borders and the Line of Control (LOC),” he said adding that J&K bears the brunt of violence when guns roar on the borders.
Mufti hoped that both India and Pakistan will work to strengthen the existing mechanism so that peace holds and prevents regular flare-ups, which play havoc with those residing close to borders and the LoC.
He asked the newly pass outs to make their attitude people friendly while dealing with law and order situation.
“You should ensure that the common people are not put to any inconvenience,” Mufti said adding they have to play crucial and challenging role in the modern society as policemen are the pillars of strength of the police organization.
He asked Police to make honesty, integrity, accountability, transparency, protection of human rights and service to the people as its bench mark to come up as Model Police Force.
While speaking on the occasion, DGP K Rajendra maintained that police has undergone a paradigm shift from an investigating agency entrusted with managing routine law and order situations to its new found role of countering the threat of militancy.
“The role of police in modern age has diversified and the expectations of public are increasing day by day,” he said.
DGP congratulated the newly pass-outs for entering in a service crucial to nurture peace, protect the life and property of citizens, curb crimes and maintain law and order for all-round progress and development.
He said that during their basic training course they were put to training in different areas of policing like investigation skills, crime control, weaponry, counter militancy action, information technology and disaster management etc.
Chief Minister later gave away prizes to the best adjudged trainees.