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Amit Shah unlikely to visit Rajouri today, to chair meet in Jammu

Union Home Minister Amit Shah- The Dispatch

Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Rajouri has been put on hold as Air Traffic Control has not given clearance for his onward chopper journey due to adverse weather conditions.

Shah arrived at the Jammu airport this afternoon and was scheduled to leave for Rajouri to meet the families of those killed in a militant attack in Dhangri village on January 01.

Official sources said that depending on weather conditions, a call will be taken on Shah’s travel to Rajouri. 

Shah will now chair a security review meeting in Jammu following a halt to his journey to Rajouri due to bad weather, the official told news agency KNO.

He will chair a meeting at Raj Bhawan and will be addressing the media at 4 p.m.

Shah’s visit comes in the wake of twin attacks in Rajouri which left seven people dead.

Six civilians including two children were killed and many more injured in two attacks in Upper Dangri village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on January 1 and 2. 

While four people were gunned down on January 1 evening, two children were killed and several others injured after a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast occurred in the same vicinity in Rajouri’s Upper Dhangri village on January 2 morning.

Center has already dispatched 18 companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), approximately 1,800 security personnel, to boost security in and around Rajouri and Poonch districts.

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have also started training the village defence committees. The intelligence agencies have warned of more such attacks.


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