DIG conducts security review of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

DIG Suleman Choudhary inspecting security drill at Mata Vaishno Devi helipad on Saturday.
DIG Suleman Choudhary inspecting security drill at Mata Vaishno Devi helipad on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, July 10: Mohd Suleman Choudhary, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range, conducted security review meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine at Katra, here today.
The meeting was attended by Shailender Singh, SSP Reasi; Commandant CRPF, ASP Katra, officers from Army, Railway and intelligence.
The officer reviewed each and every security drill of the SMVD Shrine, yatra route, safety and security of pilgrims visiting to pay obeisance to the shrine on daily basis.
The DIG further directed to conduct joint security drill with CAPF for security of the shrine and mentioned it as top priority of police of this jurisdiction.
Suleman Choudhary further stressed upon verification and census of migrants in and around Katra town, pony porters and others in the towns to check the entry of any suspicious element in the area. He further directed to conduct checking of the hotels and other residential accommodations randomly basis for verification of character antecedents of the person visiting there.
Later on, the officer paid visit to helipad to personally inspect the security drill being followed and Banganga to inspect the frisking drill there.
The officer also reviewed the attempts to revive the militancy in parts of district Reasi and directed all concerned officers to revisit the list of OGWs of the Police Stations, monitoring of social media including Facebook, Whatsapp to curb the new pattern of radicalization.
The meeting ended with the positive note on coordination and cooperation between all the security forces deployed for the security of the shrine.