DIG reviews security of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

DIG Suleman Choudhary chairing a security review meeting on Wednesday.
DIG Suleman Choudhary chairing a security review meeting on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, Dec 21: Mohd Suleman Choudhary, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range, conducted security review meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine at Katra today.
The meeting was attended by Amit Gupta, SSP Reasi; Commandant CRPF, SP Katra, SDPO Katra, Dysp Bhawan, Officers from Army, CID, Traffic and district special branch.
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 holy shrine on daily basis.
Deputy Inspector General of Police further directed to conduct joint security drill with CAPF and other intelligence agencies for security of the shrine. He 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 regular checking of the hotels and other residential accommodations on random basis for verification of character and antecedents of the person visiting there.
The officer also reviewed the attempts to revive the militancy in parts of district Reasi, directed all concerned officers to revisit the list of OGWs of the Police Stations, monitoring of social media sites including Facebook, Whatsapp etc to curb the new pattern of radicalization.
The DIG especially stressed upon the safety and security of huge numbers of pilgrims going to visit the shrine in coming days and on 31st of December in view of new year and directed the officers and officials to work with cooperation and coordination to avoid any untoward incident.
Meeting ended with the note on coordination and cooperation between all the security forces and intelligence agencies deployed for the safety of pilgrims and security of the Shrine.