Governor reviews security situation, calls for adherence to SOP to avoid civilian casualties

JAMMU: In the aftermath of the recent killing of seven civilians during an anti-militancy operation, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in the State and called for adherence of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to avoid civilian casualties.

This was the second security review by the Governor following the killing of seven civilians in security forces’ action during an encounter at Simoo village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last Saturday.

In the meeting, involving senior officers of the State, police, Army, central police forces, and central intelligence agencies, the Governor undertook a detailed review of various security-related issues at the headquarters of Army’s northern command in Udhampur, an official spokesman said. (AGENCIES)