Target terror ecosystem, take action against harbourers, OGWs: J&K DGP

Jammu,  Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, J&K, Dilbag Singh on Thursday stressed on dealing with the UAPA cases more efficiently and professionally and assured that all required support shall be provided.

“The State Investigating Units (SIUs) have been created to pace up result oriented investigation in UAPA cases and assist the overall efforts of district police to dismantle the terror ecosystem,” the DGP said chairing the meeting of Kashmir Zone officers here at Police Headquarters to review the progress of under investigation cases besides taking stock of cases under trial.

The DGP said that the main objective of the meeting is to re-examine and discuss the directions already issued by the Police Headquarters regarding investigation of UAPA cases.

Stressing for taking the investigation more seriously and execution of plan of action in each case, DGP directed for efficient investigation and timely presentation of chargesheet.

He said that neutralizing a terrorist is not enough unless all those involved in harbouring and amity him are identified and brought to justice.

The DGP directed that stringent action is to be taken against the OGWs and support network providing any kind of support to terrorists and added, “property of accused to be seized under law and absconding accused to be declared as ‘proclaimed offender’ besides initiating action under law.”

He enjoined upon all supervisory officers to analyze all the UAPA and NDPS cases and subsequently start the investigation taking into account their sensitivity.

He directed the District SSsP to supervise each and every case personally besides involving prosecution officers to mitigate legal and technical lacuna, if any and directed for conducting regular review meetings at different levels to analyze the cases under investigation besides for taking additional measures to improve conviction rate.

Stressing for speedy investigation process and improvement in the conviction rate, DGP emphasized upon the officers to ensure that the investigation of UAPA cases are foolproof, taking into account every evidence and contemplating trial of cases in order to achieve the desired results.

‘Pairvi’ Cells have been created at different levels to supplement the investigation process and trail of the cases and directed Range DIsG and district SSsP to supervise the ‘Pairvi cells to ensure improvement in conviction rate, said DGP adding, “the range DIsG of Kashmir Zone briefed the DGP regarding the progress of each under investigation UAPA cases through detailed powerpoint presentations.”