Pampore attack: Security plan for Srinagar-Jammu national highway discussed

At the meeting with officials of Police, Army, and Paramilitary forces, emphasized the need for greater coordination and cooperation among the various forces and agencies.

PTI| Updated: Dec 18, 2016, 21:15 PM IST
Pampore attack: Security plan for Srinagar-Jammu national highway discussed

Srinagar: In the wake of the terror attack on the Army convoy on Saturday, security of the forces during their movement on Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Sunday reviewed at a high-level meeting chaired by state police chief K Rajendra Kumar who pressed for devising foolproof mechanism.

The Director General of Police later held a meeting with Srinagar-based Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu and discussed the implementation of different decisions with regard to strengthening and augmentation of security setup across Kashmir Valley.

At the meeting with officials of police, Army, and paramilitary forces, Kumar emphasised the need for greater coordination and cooperation among the various forces and agencies.

The meeting was held at District Police office in Awantipora in south Kashmir, some kms away from Pampore where terrorists struck at an Army convoy on Saturday, killing three soldiers.

Addressing the meeting, the Director General of Police asked the officers to devise a foolproof plan for the national highway for safe and secure movement of the people and the security forces, a police spokesman said here.

Kumar asked the army to strengthen the corridor protection and asked the CRPF to finetune the Road Opening Parties (RoPs) along the highway.

While highlighting the need of tackling the militancy effectively, the DGP said surgical operations with minimum collateral damages should be conducted.

In their respective briefs, the officers gave details of the security arrangements made by their organisations for the highway, the spokesman said.

Earlier, Kashmir Zone Inspector General of Police S J M Gillani briefed the meeting about the security situation in south Kashmir and also highlighted recent operations conducted against the militants, he said.

South Kashmir has recently witnessed a number of terror attacks, including two bank robberies.

The DGP told the meeting about the measures taken by the police to investigate and solve the bank robberies.