Security of all J-K based units stepped up: CISF

NEW DELHI:  The CISF has beefed up security cover of all its units in Jammu and Kashmir and has provided additional bullet-proof armours to its troops in view of the enhanced alert in the state, a senior officer said on Thursday.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the CISF has “beefed up security cover of all the units” and troops have been provided with additional bullet proof jackets and vehicles, the force’s Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan said.

The CISF guards vital power installations in Bandipora and Uri near the Line of Control and the Power Grid Corporation station in Wagoora in Baramulla district.

The force has also decided to procure 1,000 body-worn cameras and modern bullet-resistant jackets for its personnel deployed for airport security, operationalise a new system for fast and accurate scanning of passenger luggage and other smart intelligence tools for making air travel easy and smooth, Ranjan said.

Body camerasare aimed to enhance CISF personnel and passenger interaction at airports.

“We have received Rs 104.35 crore worth funds for procurement of various modern gadgets and we have to exhaust this fund by March next year. We are determined to ensure passenger safety and quick travel by using technology tools,” Ranjan said while interacting with reporters during the annual press meet. (AGENCIES)