Amarnath Yatra: J&K DGP reviews security arrangements

DGP K Rajendra Kumar reviewed security setup, including deployment of forces, for the Amarnath Yatra at a high level meeting held at the Police Headquarters (PHQ) here in the evening.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir DGP on Friday called for strengthening the security for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra and asked officials to keep Jammu-Srinagar national highway under continuous surveillance.

DGP K Rajendra Kumar reviewed security setup, including deployment of forces, for the Amarnath Yatra at a high level meeting held at the Police Headquarters (PHQ) here in the evening.

"The officers should identify the sensitive places and strengthen the security grid after making joint efforts. Joint patrolling should be carried out round the clock in these (yatra routes) areas", Kumar said.

He said the highway should be kept under continuous surveillance to foil any attempt of disruption of the yatra by miscreants.

 

"All busy places, including langars, should be brought under security cover and intelligence gathering accelerated and shared for making preventive measures," Kumar said.

"CCTV cameras should be utilised to get footage of busiest places. Round the clock functioning of joint control rooms and supervision of arrangements by the senior officers should be put in place," he said.

He added that sufficient manpower from different security agencies will be put on the pilgrimage duty to strengthen the deployment grid.

During the meeting, officers from different security agencies gave detailed information about deployment of personnel along the route from Lakhanpur to Jawahar Tunnel and the places of stay of pilgrims.

Police helplines will be established at different places for the convenience of pilgrims, he said.

People's cooperation is a must for keeping law and order maintained and the field staff should develop sincere relationship with the public to achieve better results, Kumar said.

The DGP also asked for strengthening the communication network and maintain liaison about the arrival and departure of pilgrims.

Duty magistrates and the civil administration should be provided full cooperation in the performance their duties, he said.

Earlier, Jammu IGP Danish Rana briefed the meeting about security arrangements put in place for pilgrims. 

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