IGP chairs joint security review meeting for Yatra

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 27: Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar, today reviewed security for the upcoming Shri Amarnath Yatra in Anantnag so that any threat to the pilgrimage is neutralized.
Kumar in the meeting highlighted the imminent security threat to Yara and stressed for strengthening of the intelligence grid so as to neutralise them.
The meeting gave special attention on regular briefing and de-briefing, cut-off timings, elimination of threat of sticky bombs, IEDs, grenade lobbing and drone attacks, security of parking areas, traffic management, ROP and implementation of SOPs.
The IGP emphasized that multiple checking points must be established for restricting un-registered pilgrims to reach to Base Camp to avoid chaotic situations.
Kumar also directed that all stakeholders be taken into confidence by creating synergy and cordial relations with them so as to achieve objective of conducting successful Yatra.
He also discussed the other threat perceptions for Yatra as well as tourists and emphasized for establishment of a proper security grid.
The IGP explained the agenda of the meeting as strengthening of coordination between Army, CAPFs and J&K Police and stressed upon the concept of joint responsibility and accountability and coordination for the safe, secure and smooth Yatra.
He elaborated the role and responsibility of all the four districts of South Kashmir which were represented by the Police heads of the districts.
Senior army, CRPF and Police officers also presented detailed presentation and shared their inputs and suggestions for strengthening the overall security grid and providing fool proof security cover to the pilgrims during their forward and return journey.
He also emphasized on the role of supervisory officers for ensuring briefing and de-briefing, strengthening of the intelligence grid on ground, alertness of deployed security forces, intensified legal action on OGWs and following all the SOPs in letter and spirit.
Kumar also stressed on better coordination, cooperation and cohesive efforts between all the different agencies on ground including Army, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, Civil Administration and Police for safe, secure and smooth Yatra.
Those present in the meeting were GOC Victor Force, IG CRPF, DIG CRPF, DIG BSF and other officers for joining the meeting.