Police to intensify night patrol to counter terror in Jammu: IGP

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Jammu, Mar 6 (UNI) Following intelligence inputs regarding terror attacks, Jammu and Kashmir Police have decided to intensify night patrolling in the winter capital to counter any nefarious designs of anti-national elements, IGP (Jammu zone) K Rajindera said.

''Night patrols will be further intensified to ensure the city as incident-free zone,'' Mr Rajindera told UNI in an interview.

There have been reports from intelligence agencies regarding militants planning to target vital installations in the city, including the Chief Minister's residence on Wazarat Road.

The IGP, who took over the charge on March 3, said he would focus on ensuring law and order situation vis-a-vis people friendly policing in his zone. ''Normal and professional policing will be on priority and it becomes our duty to make people feel more comfortable with police.

''We would like to see Jammu region a crime-free zone and to procure this, stress will be laid on night patrolling and touring in different areas of the city and its outskirts,'' he said.

The IGP said he would himself move through the city in the night to ensure his men are doing their job efficiently.

Mr Rajindera, maintaining that the service to people will remain the priority of his organisation, assured a transparent administration saying, ''There will be no leniency towards the violators of law.'' On the preparations for ensuing legislative elections in the state later this year, the IGP said, ''All measures will be taken to make people confident and feel secure and safe to participate in the electoral process.'' Mr Rajindera called for the larger participation of people in the Assembly elections, adding that enough paramilitary forces from outside the state in addition to that operating in the state, would be arranged to ensure violence-free polls.

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