J-K Police Trained For Mob Violence: DGP Khoda18 March 2011
The Hindustan Times
Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda on Friday said the Jammu and Kashmir Police is focusing on the best training skills in the view of the changing scenario. The force has procured non-lethal weapons and body protectors have remained at the fore front for the safety of people of the state. “The force has exhibited its professionalism and discipline, not only in normalcy, but also in the disturbed times,” said Khoda while addressing jawans at the attestation cum Passing out Parade (POP) held in Srinagar at the Police Training School, Manigam, Ganderbal. Khoda said that 917 recruits have undergone the rigorous basic training course and also imparted training in the field of mob controlling, counter-insurgency, assault obstacles, crime control and using least weapons during any trouble, while controlling violent mobs and maintaining law and order situations. He said jawans are being trained in all police training institutions across the state, to use these weapons in order to ensure least causalities during violent mob incidents. He said the services rendered by the personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police in curbing militancy and anti-social elements in the state cannot be forgotten. “The organization is focusing on the best training skills in the view of the changing scenario and has procured non-lethal weapons and body protectors,” said Khuda. Earlier, the DGP took salute at the colorful POP and inspected the march past of contingents of trainees. Referring to the welfare measures taken for the betterment of the jawans, Khoda said that comprehensive welfare programmes hve been formulated for providing quality education to the wards of the personnel, particularly children of the martyrs. The DGP said that 29 SPOs, belonging to various districts of the Kashmir Zone, have been converted and absorbed as constables in the organization for their exemplary services, while nine constables have been given out of turn promotions for their dedication and bravery to saving lives during anti-militancy operations.