Srinagar: Adequate security arrangements
have been made for Amarnath yatra to ensure secure and smooth
conduct of the pilgrimage, Jammu and Kashmir police chief
"Sufficient manpower has been equipped with requisite
logistics to conduct the yatra in a befitting manner," state
Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda said while
addressing a security review meeting here yesterday.
Apart from the deployment of more than 700 personnel
from the local police, 36 companies of the CRPF and BSF will
also be deployed for the security of the route to the cave
shrine in south Kashmir, he said.
Searching of vehicles and baggage will be done at
various locations enroute to the cave, the DGP said.
The yatra is scheduled to begin from June 29.
Khoda asked the officers to learn from previous
experiences and plug the loopholes in the security apparatus.
The meeting was also attended by Inspector General of
Police, Kashmir, S M Sahai, Deputy Inspector General of Police, south Kashmir, Shafakat Watali, AIG (Personnel) G H Bhat and other senior officers.