IGP reviews security for Amarnath Yatra

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, June 10: Inspector General of Police Kashmir, V K Birdi, reviewed security ahead of Shri Amarnath Yatra here today.
The meeting held at PCR Srinagar was attended by Range DIGs, District SSPs and other senior officers of PCR Kashmir. The meeting resolved to ensure peaceful conduct of all upcoming events in Kashmir.
“During the meeting the district Police chiefs briefed the IGP Kashmir about the overall security scenario and the preparations put in place for upcoming events,” a statement issued here by police said.
It said that SSP Ganderbal gave a detailed briefing regarding the upcoming Mela Kheer Bhawani and preparations for SANJY-2024.
“During the session, the officers elaborated on the security arrangements meticulously planned for the Mela Kheer Bhawani, which in addition to District Ganderbal is scheduled to take place at various temples across Kashmir,” the statement added.
“Issues related to law and order, crowd management, traffic control, ensuring the overall safety of the devotees were also discussed. The security arrangements for the peaceful observance of the upcoming Eid-Ul-Adha, were also discussed with all the participating officers,” the statement added.
The IGP Kashmir directed the officers to maintain strict surveillance over the anti-social and anti-national elements using drones and CCTVs and also establish round the clock naka/ cutoff points.
He also reiterated the need to enhance anti-militancy grid by generating specific intelligence and to intensify CASOs/anti-militancy operations in all the districts.