Book those raising anti-national slogans in JK: DGP

Srinagar: In a strict directive, Special DGP S K Mishra today asked police to book those raising anti-national slogans under relevant sections.

He directed police to ensure that those who post hate messages in social media including Facebook, WhatsApp that lead to communal tension and those raising anti-national slogans are booked.

These directions were passed to district police chiefs by him while holding a video conference with Range DIGs and District SSPs of Jammu Zone, a police spokesman said.

Threadbare discussion on deployment of police personnel, maintenance of law and order and other issues for smooth conduct of Independence Day celebrations were held, the spokesman said.

The Special DGP Coordination, who is holding charge of the State Police currently, called upon the officers to maintain synergy among various agencies and directed them to keep available required man power for the functions without affecting the law and order duties.

During the conference, he passed directions to the district SSPs to have a sharp look on Over Ground workers (OGWs).

They were also directed to ensure proper border management and deployment so that possible infiltration from the border areas can be stopped, the spokesman said.

Proper deployment should be ensured at vulnerable places, minority pockets besides all the religious places.