J&K police training five IRP battalion to combat unrest

Jammu, Feb 26 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir police is trainingfive battalions of Indian Reserve Police to combat thesummer-type unrest that was witnessed in the Valley last year.

"To achieve better results, the organisation is impartingcrowd control training to the jawans and officers in variouspolice training institutions and by end of March this year,five battalions of IRP would be ready for this purpose," DGP,J&K Kuldeep Khoda told reporters today while inspecting thePolice Training Centre in Sujwan today.

Our priority would be ensure least damage to thecivilians as well as jawans of the force while dealing withlaw and order situations, he said.

Khoda has said training and logistics are two essentialaspects of better professional policing and Jammu and Kashmirpolice is focussing on sharpening training skills of itsjawans to ensure law and order.

"We have faced situation in 2010 summers. A StandardOperation Procedure (SOP) has been formulated and we act asper the procedure," he said, adding, the department hasprocured latest devised non-lethal weapons which would be usedin crowd controlling.

Besides this body protection equipments would be providedto the jawans while controlling the mob, he said, adding thestate police is also focussing on community policing in theand 60 per cent police stations have been covered under thisplan.

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