LG reviews security at high-level meet, says attackers will not be spared

LG Manoj Sinha enquiring the condition of an injured in the GMC Jammu on Monday
LG Manoj Sinha enquiring the condition of an injured in the GMC Jammu on Monday

Announces Rs 10 lakh for kin of dead, Rs 50,000 for injured

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 10: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today held a high-level security review meeting here, a day after a deadly terror attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi district.
“Chaired a security review meeting with the officials of J&K Police and Civil Administration. I assure the people that those behind attack on pilgrims in Reasi and those aiding and abetting them will be punished,” the Lt Governor wrote on X.

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LG Manoj Sinha chairing security review meeting on Monday.
LG Manoj Sinha chairing security review meeting on Monday.

Top officials of civil and police administration attended the meeting and were understood to have given detailed briefing to the Lieutenant Governor about yesterday’s terror attack at Teryath in Reasi district targeting Shiv Khori pilgrims killing nine and wounding 43 others.
They were also reported to have given detailed account of search operations launched to hunt down the killers.
Sinha has reportedly issued directions to the administration for taking all possible measures to neutralise the terrorists.
Earlier in the day, Sinha said the terror attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi district was part of nefarious designs to spread turmoil in the Jammu region, and asserted that such an attempt would be thwarted.

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“An unfortunate incident happened yesterday evening when terrorists targeted the driver of a bus as a result of which he lost control and the vehicle plunged into a gorge, resulting in the death of nine people. A joint operation by police, CRPF and the Army is underway to punish those responsible,” Sinha told reporters at the Government Medical College here after meeting with 18 of those injured admitted to the Facility.
He said Director General of Police R R Swain and his team are on the spot, supervising the anti-terror operation.
“Our immediate priority is saving the lives of those injured. We know there is no compensation for the loss of life but to help the families, the administration has approved an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 each for the injured,” Sinha said.
The Lieutenant Governor said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah were keeping a close watch on the situation and spoke to him immediately after the attack.
“Those responsible will not be spared. The attack is part of a nefarious design to somehow spread turmoil to the Jammu region but we are determined to thwart such an attempt,” Sinha said.
The Lieutenant Governor also visited the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in the Katra area of Reasi to enquire after 14 injured passengers admitted there.
“Met the injured pilgrims at Government Medical College, Jammu & Narayana Hospital, Katra and wished them a speedy recovery. The entire nation stands firmly with the families of martyred pilgrims in this hour of grief,” Sinha wrote on ‘X’.
An official spokesperson said Sinha was closely monitoring the situation and has directed the district and hospital administration to ensure the best possible medical care and all necessary assistance to the affected families.