Security agencies asked to intensify vigil in run up to I-Day
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 19:00
Jammu: Security agencies were today asked to intensify vigil in Jammu region in view of possibility of terror attacks in the run to the Independence Day.

Chairing a meeting of the Core Group, Security Advisor Lieutenant General Rameshwar Roy complimented security forces, intelligence agencies and civil administration for achieving "highest degree of synergy and coordination for efficiently handling the internal security situation in Jammu region".

He said that there was a need to be more vigilant "in view of the possibility of terrorists attempting to disrupt peace in the region especially during the month on account of the Independence Day".

The issue of intensified attempts at infiltration by militants also came up before the Core Group meeting attended by senior officers of civil administration, police, intelligence, para military forces and army at Nagrota, about 13 kms from here, a defence spokesman said here .

Roy, the GOC of 16 Corps, said that security forces must continue with zero tolerance for human right violations at all costs.

He emphasised on the need to maintain tight security for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.


First Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 19:00

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