Strict action against culprits: Home Secy11 August 2011
The Daily Excelsior
Srinagar: Union Home Secretary, R K Singh today said that human rights violations will not be tolerated at any cost and Government will take stern action against anyone found guilty of the same. 'Strict action will be taken against those who are found involved in the Sopore custodial death and Surankote fake encounter', Mr Singh said while talking to media-persons, adding 'our philosophy in this regard is very clear. Mr Singh said action has been taken against some security personnel in the Surankote fake encounter case. 'In the Sopore incident also, action has been taken against some people and we will act against others who might be involved,' he added. The Union Home Secretary, who concluded his maiden two-day visit to State this afternoon, called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in the afternoon and discussed the matters relating to the security scenario and connected matters. Mr Singh was scheduled to visit Poonch this morning but the visit had to be cancelled as the chopper could not take off due to bad weather. Later, he held separate meetings with top officials of police and CRPF to review law and order situation in the State. The Union Home Secretary expressed his satisfaction over the law and order situation in the State, adding nobody should be allowed to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere. He stressed on investigating the public interest cases with utmost impartiality. Mr Singh asked the officers to keep vigil on the activities of the elements indulging in hawala trade, adding amount received through various agencies by such elements is utilized for creating disruptive activities in the State, which should be checked effectively. He assured liberal funding for modernization of the police organization. Stating that Jammu and Kashmir Police is an outstanding force which has done a commendable job in bringing peace and safeguarding public life and property while fighting militancy in the State, Mr Singh assured liberal funding for modernization of the police organization Earlier, in his welcome address, the Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda said that JKP has achieved significant progress in the orientation of its jawans and officers in the latest techniques of policing. He said training skills in the training institutions throughout the State have been upgraded and modern weaponry and security gadgets have been procured to make the organization more effective. During the meeting, various senior police officers gave detailed briefing about the working of their respective wings which include ADGP, Armed-Law and Order, K Rajendra, Vigilance Commissioner, P L Gupta, ADGP, Dr Ram Lubhaya, IGPs Naveen Aggarwal, S M Sahai, Dilbag Singh, Raja Aijaz Ali, Owais Ahmed, Mohammad Amin Shah, Dr B Srinivas, M A Anjum, Farooq Ahmed, H K Lohia and Rauf-ul-Hassan. The meeting was attended by Joint Secretary (Kashmir) MHA, K Skadan Principal Secretary, Home, B R Sharma, DG CRPF, K Vijay Kumar and ADG (Ops) CRPF, P M Nair.