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Kichloo stresses for full-fledged assistance to flood victims

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SRINAGAR: Stressing for close coordination with the public, Minister of State for Home, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo on Thursday asked all ranks of JKP to brace up in the assistance of flood victims of the State. He has said that the people have suffered huge losses of life and property and JKP has a great responsibility to extend their help in this hour of need.
Kichloo was chairing a high level meeting of senior police officers at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here. The meeting was convened to take stock of the post flood police functioning. He appreciated the police working during the floods, saying that despite personal losses and damages to the infrastructure, he men in uniform stood on forefront in the rescue operations. Various office buildings and equipments got damaged due to heavy floods, but the police personnel ensured their attendance and professional duties round the clock using their sources.
Kichloo said that pace of floods disrupted the normal life and the government machinery but the police personnel applying their means and senses kept the possible communications functional which proved helpful in ensuring the rescue operations. The submerged police establishments started their functioning from the alternate places and maintained coordination among different agencies involved in the rescue operations, said Kichloo.
Director General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar briefed the Minister about the functioning of JKP during floods in the State. He said that the floods engulfed Srinagar City and other parts of the Valley and Jammu endangering the life and property of police personnel as well. However our jawans and officers exhibited a great courage and braced up themselves in rescue operations.
Rajendra also briefed the minister about the losses caused to the infrastructure and equipment of the Organization. He said that police telecommunication was the only means to maintain coordination when all communication means and road connectivity was disrupted. However JKP taking a great challenge established communication centres at different locations including airports, to coordinate rescue operations between state and central governments and organisations.
Kichloo asked the officers to work out a plan for traffic regulation in the city and other areas as the floods have disrupted road connectivity and bridges which would cause traffic jams in these areas. He said that the traffic should be diverted to alternate routes till the damaged roads and bridges are rebuilt, for convenience of the common public.
Later, he inspected the Wireless Communication Centre recently set up at PHQ and enquired about its functioning. He was briefed by DGP that the Centre is working round the clock and is coordinating with latest equipments of communication.
Among others, the meeting was attended by ADGP (Headquarters) PHQ, S.P Vaid, IsGP, Dr. B. Srinivas, A.K Choudhary and H.K Lohia, DIG (Administration), Ali Mohammad, AIsGP, A.A Kakroo, Tahir Sajad, Rajeshwar Singh and Abdul Rashid Bhat, SP, Training (PHQ), BA Shah and other police officers.

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