DGP visits Traffic Police HQ Kothibagh PS; took stock of damages by fire incidents

Directs officers to revisit security plans/SoPs of police establishment

Posted on May 21, 2022 | Author TT Online Desk

Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh on Saturday visited Traffic Police Headquarters, Srinagar and Kothibagh Police Station to take stock of damages caused by the fire incidents that took place on 18th and 20th of this month.

The DGP was accompanied by ADGP Traffic J&K Shri T Namgyal, SP East Shri Sahil Sangral and other concerned/jurisdictional officers of traffic headquarters and Srinagar East.

The DGP was apprised by officers about the cause of the fire and the details of the damages to property, equipments and records.

The DGP directed the officers to take all necessary steps to update the records of these establishments. He directed for starting the work of renovating the blazed part of these buildings urgently and also emphasized that office work of the department and services provided to the people at these places should not get affected.

He impressed upon all the officers to take necessary measures that such incidents do not occur in future. He also directed the officers to revisit the security plans and check the drills and standard operating procedures regularly with regard to manmade and natural disasters of all the police establishments.

He impressed upon officers to fill the gaps if any on urgent basis and address the issues if found during the review of the drills and gadgets of the police establishments.

Pertinent to mention that on 18th of May Traffic Police Headquarters Srinagar top floor was partially damaged in a blaze which broke out in the wee hours and on 20th of May the fire broke out from the first floor of the Kothibagh Police Station.


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