Srinagar: In wake of recent fire incidents, J&K’s Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Saturday directed officers to revisit security plans and standard operation procedures (SoPs) of police establishments.
DGP visited Traffic Police Headquarters, Srinagar and Kothibagh Police Station to take stock of damages caused by the fire incidents that took place on May 18th and 20th of this month.
A police spokesman said the DGP was apprised by officers about the cause of the fire and the details of the damages to property, equipment 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 damaged parts 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 so that such incidents do not occur in future.
Singh also directed the officers to revisit the security plans and check the drills and SoPs 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.
On May 18, Traffic Police Headquarters Srinagar top floor was partially damaged in a blaze which broke out in the wee hours and on May 20 the fire broke out from the first floor of the Kothibagh Police Station.