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Stay alert to thwart plans of militants to disrupt Amarnath Yatra: IGP to Officers

‘Make adequate use of modern technology to enhance security surveillance grid’

SRINAGAR, Apr 08: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Range, Vijay Kumar Thursday chaired a meeting with the senior officers of Srinagar, Budgam, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts at Police Control Room (PCR) Kashmir in which threadbare discussions were made regarding overall security arrangements to be adopted for upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra-2021.

According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the meeting was attended by DIG CKR Srinagar Amit Kumar, SSP Srinagar Sandeep Chaudhary, SSP Budgam Tahir Saleem, SSP Bandipora Mohammad Zahid and SSP Ganderbal Suhail Munawar.

At the onset of the meeting, IGP Kashmir was briefed by the officers through detailed presentations about the proposed security measures to be put in place for the upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra-2021.

The presentation included various security aspects viz proposed deployments, arrangements for camp security, road opening parties, general security scenario in their respective areas, preparation for disaster management, cut off timings etc. The participating officers also shared their valuable inputs and suggestions for strengthening the security grid and providing fool proof security cover to Yatris during their forward and return journey.

Further, the role and responsibilities of all the security agencies involved in making security related arrangements were also discussed in detail during the meeting.

Addressing the participants, the IGP Kashmir stressed on the need of adopting proactive and coordinated approach towards ensuring adequate arrangements for smooth and successful conduct of SANJY-2021.

The officers were directed to ensure better coordination and synergy among different security agencies working on ground and prepare the exhaustive security plan/arrangements as per the ground situation/requirement in their respective areas for peaceful yatra.

Vijay Kumar also directed the officers to make adequate use of modern technology for enhancing the security surveillance grid.

IGP Kashmir further directed to maintain strict surveillance over the anti-social/national elements who are hell bent towards disrupting the peaceful atmosphere and creating law and order problems for their vested interests.

He also directed the officers to carry out exercises and select strategic locations where drones can be used and CCTVs can be installed besides establishing round-the-clock nakas/cut-off points.

Keeping in view the Covid-19 pandemic, the officers were also directed by the IGP Kashmir to make all possible arrangements at district levels so as to meet any exigency or medical emergency on the ground.

He also emphasized upon the officers to strengthen the intelligence grid and maintain strict vigil over the militant associates and other anti-national elements and take all necessary steps under law against them.

He further advised the officers to maintain highest level of alertness in view of the inputs received from different agencies so as to thwart the plans of militants to disrupt the Yatra—(KNO)

 

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