By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar Feb 24( IBNS) Appreciating the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the process of restoring peace and normality in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the security forces and J&K Police rendered a commendable job in improving the law and order and security situation. IBNS | 5 months ago


He said the will of the people for peace and tranquillity is equally worthy of all credit.

Addressing the passing-out J&K Police Cadets at STC Sheeri, Abdullah expressed the hope that the police and security forces would ensure that the upcoming Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections be held smoothly.

"You have to undergo two tests of ensuring safe and secure elections during the current year and I am confident that you will render stupendous service in this regard as has been your tradition", he told the J&K Police and congratulated the 789 passing out cadets for completing their training successfully.

He said friendly approach by the police towards civilian and helping them in the hour of need would propagate and inculcate the dignity and love for personnel in the hearts of general people.

Abdullah asked the police force to always exhibit human face while dealing with challenges on the security and law and order maintenance fronts.

"You have to deal with different situations including militancy related incidents. You should always render your service keeping in mind the safety and security of innocent civilian", he said and added that every step should be ensured to evade collateral damage to life and property while combating militancy related incidents.

The Chief Minister said that with the rooting of peace and restoration of complete tranquility in the state, the police force's attention would shift from militancy related violence to the normal policing.

He expressed hope that the cadets will render commendable service to the state and will live up to the oath they have taken to serve the people and the state.

Abdullah said that government would provide all help for strengthening the state police force and ensuring the welfare of its personnel besides taking care of the families of police martyrs.

He said whatever facilities required to be upgraded in various police training centres in the state would be taken.


The 12h batch-BRTC of STC Sheeri comprising 789 recruits deputed from various districts and having taken their final examination, are ready to serve the society. During the training the trainees were imparted physical training for drill with arms and without arms, right control, counter insurgency, use of different weapons, jungle trainings, and mountaineering etc. they have also been imparted legal knowledge of Ranbir Panel Code, Criminal Procedure Code, LSL, Police Rules among others.

In addition, the trainees have been given training on computer application, disaster management, AIDs awareness programme and human rights.

(Posted on 24-02-2014)