December 2016 News

New DGP Vows 'Zero Tolerance' For Rights Abuses

29 December 2016
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: Stating that Jammu and Kashmir Police will adopt a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of human rights violations, the newly appointed State Police Chief, SP Vaid, Thursday, said he will utilise all resources to secure the life and property of a common man. Vaid, Special DG (Coordination & Law and Order), who is taking over as the next Director General of Police, upon the completion of extended term of service of K Rajendra Kumar by the end of this year, said that there are lot of things to do, but will share only after joining the office as DGP. He said he would ensure that no common man is harassed unnecessarily and exhorted upon the media to report incidents positively. He said his focus will be to make police force friendlier and no innocent is harassed unnecessarily. 'The incidents of human rights violations can't be tolerated,' Vaid said adding that ground situation will witness a major change in coming months. 'Every effort will be made to secure the life and property of a common man.' Vaid said the public service was the prime focused area of his department. 'A zero tolerance on human rights violations will strengthen our relations with the public, and these will definitely yield good dividends on law and order scenario in the State,' he said. 'Cases of those youth not involved in major crimes will be reviewed and justice will be delivered to every victim,' he said. 'There is a need to adopt humane approach in solving the public interest cases and dealing law and order situations,' he said.' Admitting a wide gap existed between police and public, Vaid said that all efforts will be taken to bridge this gap. 'Police is meant for the protection of people and there should be no gap between the two,' he said. 'Behavioural change in policing at police station level is vital to gain public confidence and cooperation, which is a great factor for people friendly force.' Community policing and humane approach, Vaid said, would bring visible changes in the working of Jammu and Kashmir Police and strengthen police public relations. 'Police will be armed with latest technology to deal with the crime in the society,' he said.He asked for careful handling of law and order situations and said that use of lethal weapons should be avoided. He said that safety and security of the people is our prime concern.

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