Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar on Friday visited several places of Srinagar City and reviewed lockdown arrangements. He was accompanied by IG CRPF Srinagar, DIG CKR, SSP Srinagar and other police & Security force officers.
In a statement, the police said that during the comprehensive tour of Srinagar City, IGP Kashmir visited Nishat, Fore Shore road, Habbak, Lalbazar, Zadibal, Nowhatta, Bhorikadal, Rajourikal (MirWaiz Manzil), Sakidafar, Qamarwari, Parimpora, Hyderpora, Baghat, Sanatnagar & Panthachowk areas.
The statement further stated that during the visit, both the IGs interacted with officers & police deployed on the ground and instructed them to strictly implement & enforce the guidelines and other lockdown orders on ground. IGP Kashmir said that aim of the lockdown is to protect lives of people & to stop spread of Covid-19 infection. He appreciated the role of police & security forces working on the ground and applauded them for working tirelessly 24×7 amid pandemic without caring for their own lives as like other humans & frontline workers they are more susceptible of contracting infection.
Kumar advised the men on ground to be firm against violators but at the same time depending on the circumstances be compassionate & facilitators for the most needy people, frontline workers & essential service providers. IGP Kashmir also appreciated the jurisdictional Police Officers and jawans for showing high sense of responsibility and professionalism in dealing with the current unprecedented situation, he said.
In their message, both the IGs have advised the people to understand the magnitude of the current situation and in order to slow the spread of virus follow the guidelines/SOPs strictly.
IGP Kashmir has also hoped that everyone voluntarily comply with all executive orders related to Covid 19 for their own safety and safety of others, reads the statement.