Bullet proof vests and vehicles to be provided at all police stations: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Jammu and Kashmir Police Lines and CRPF camp in Anantnag district today.
He was accompanied by the State’s Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
He said the Government is fully aware of the extremely challenging circumstances the Police and Security Forces are working under, and is making all out efforts for the security and welfare of the Police and Paramilitary personnel. A trauma centre has been sanctioned and bullet proof vehicles will be provided at all police stations in the State, he added.
The Union Home Minister said the Centre has also released adequate funds for procurement of bullet proof vehicles vests and latest equipments for Police Stations.
On the second day of his visit to J&K, Rajnath Singh also paid rich tributes to Constable Imtiyaz Ahmed, who was killed in a terrorist attack on a police patrol on Saturday barely a kilometer away from the venue of today’s meeting of the Union Home Minister at the J&K Police Lines, and Assistant Sub Inspector Abdul Rasheed who was martyred in a terrorist attack in Anantnag last month.
The Union Home Minister later addressed a Sainik Sammelan at the CRPF 90 Battalion Camp in Anantnag.
The Government will consider providing helicopter services to the CRPF personnel in J&K. The Union Home Minister said, “It is the aim to provide at least Rs. 1 crore to the families of our martyrs from the CAPFs.” He said the Government launched the “Bharat ke Veer” portal to support the families of our martyrs and the nation as a whole has given tremendous support to their cause.
The Union Home Minister also interacted with the J&K Police and CRPF personnel.