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Rejuvenating Village Defense Committees Against Militancy: Reasi Police

Reasi, July 11, 2021: Professionally untrained but highly committed for self & community defense against terrorists equipped with sophisticated arms, have proved stone wall defense against millitancy in remote hilly inhabitations in Jammu zone of J&K.

Considering it an invaluable asset to the department and a force multiplier for security of the region, district police chief Sh Shailender Singh chalked out a detailed strategy for  practice fire for the members of village defence committees of district Reasi.

Under this schedul, range classification has been initiated at firing butt STC Talwara for the SPO’s and members of Village Defence Committees of Reasi and Katra area.

For police sub-division Arnas and practice fire is also scheduled and started at firing butt Rud khad at Arnas.

In Mahore and Chassana area practice fire for VDC members has been planned at firing butt Sildhar Mahore.

Under this exercise all VDC members and SPO’s are coming at nearest firing butts and checking their firing capabilities after cleaning and zeroing their weapons.

VDC members are swarming on firing butts with zest and zeal and are excited to check their capabilities in firing with their .303 weapons and are welcoming this step of Reasi Police.

Considering it an important exercise for those who didn’t check their weapons and fired since long, SSP Reasi Conveyed that a schedule of one week will be helpful  for nearly 6000 members including 20 women members of district Reasi who are deployed in their own villages for safety and security of the villagers.

VDC being a force Multiplier considered as first response to thwart any naferious designs of anti national element in remote areas.

Mr Singh further stressed that since VDC played a pivotal role in safety and security in the villages, to rejuvenate them, it is necessary to exercise & practice the firing by their  weapons which can only be done with such exercises from time to time and conveyed that Reasi Police will conduct many other exercises with the involvement of VDC members of district Reasi in future.

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