DGP reviews yatra security

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, May 13: Ahead of security review meeting for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra to be chaired by Governor NN Vohra on Monday, Director General of Police(DGP) Dr SP Vaid today chaired a high level meeting of top brass of police and Central Armed Police Forces to chalk out security arrangements for the Yatra.
Keeping in view the security situation in South Kashmir where militants are freely roaming, the DGP has directed for enhanced security for the Yatra so that it passes off peacefully.
This year security along the route and the Base Camp has been enhanced and an evacuation plan has been worked out for the Yatra. The additional security is also being deployed for law and order duties along the Yatra route.
DGP directed for fool proof security arrangements to be put in place for the base camps at Bagwati Nagar, Baltal and Nunwan and strengthening of the ROPs. He stressed that the spots which are prone to law and order and militancy related incident should be identified and addressed.
Dr Vaid directed the officers that law and order issues particularly at base camps need to be addressed promptly so that issues do not snowball. He directed that the nakas be strengthened and adequate security be provided to the lodgment and reception centres of the Yatris.
Dr Vaid directed that law and order components and QRTs must be placed on all the identified places to address any law and order or militancy related incident in the shortest possible time.
He stressed for the regulation of traffic on all the roads used by the yatris from Lakhanpur to Baltal and Chandanwari be managed effectively in order to avoid the traffic jams and avoid delay in the movement of the convoys.
The DGP directed the officers to ensure that stray vehicles are not mixed with the convoys and thereby enhancing the risk of incidents. He also directed for deployment of adequate rescue teams on both the axis of Pahalgam and Baltal for help and evacuation of the injured yatris.
The DGP directed that the officers, both jurisdictional and those deployed for the yatra from Lakhanpur to the holy cave for different duties must ensure personal supervision and regularly brief the jawans from time to time for smooth and incident free yatra.
IGP Jammu, DIG JSK, DIG Udampur- Reasi and DIG DKR briefed the DGP regarding security arrangements put in place in Jammu division. They also placed before the DGP requisitions which the DGP said will be taken care of.
IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani gave a detailed power point presentation, highlighting the inflow and out flow of yatris on both Baltal and Pahalgam axis. He highlighted the different aspects of the yatra and gave a detailed resume of the security arrangements placed in place with regard to the threat perception, control and regulation of yatra at camps and enroute. He also briefed the DGP regarding the structures and sub structures regarding area domination, ROPs, MRTs to be placed for the safety and security of the yatris.
The officers of CAPFs also gave their suggestions and shared their security plans in the meeting.
The meeting among others was attended by ADGPs VK Singh, L Mohanti and Dilbag Singh, IGPs SJM Gillani, AG Mir, Alok Puri, SL Sharma, Jagjit Kumar and JP Singh, IGs CRPF Ravideep Sahi and Zulfikar Hassan, DIsGP SP Pani and  GH Bhat, DIG ITBP, Narinder Paul Singh, AIG PHQ  Mubassir Latifi, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood, Kulbir Singh, Abdul Waheed Shah, SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail Parray, SSP Anantnag Zubair Ahmad Khan, SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmad Lone and officers from CRPF.
Besides, IGP Jammu SD Singh,DIG JSK AA Wani, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Varinder Sharma, DIG DKR Nissar Ahmad, SSP Samba and SP Kulgam attended the meeting via video conferencing.


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