Amarnath Yatra-2017: DGP chairs high level meet to chart out security arrangements

The meeting among others was attended by ADsGP VK Singh, Sh. L Mohanti and Dilbag Singh, IsGP Sh. SJM Gillani, AG Mir, Sh. Alok Puri, SL Sharma, Jagjit Kumar and Sh. JP Singh, IsG CRPF Ravideep Sahi and Zulfikar Hassan, DIsGP Sh. SP Pani and  GH Bhat, DIG ITBP, Narinder Paul Singh, AIsGP PHQ  Sh. Mubassir Latifi, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood, Sh. Kulbir Singh, Sh. Abdul Waheed Shah, SSP Srinagar Sh. Imtiyaz Ismail Parray, SSP Anantnag Sh. Zubair Ahmad Khan, SSP Ganderbal Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Lone and officers from CRPF.

Besides, IGP Jammu SD Singh, DIG JSK Sh.AA Wani, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Sh. Varinder Sharma, DIG DKR Sh. Nissar Ahmad,SSP Samba and SP Kulgam attended the meeting via video conferencing.

Addressing the officers, GP directed that the officers, both jurisdictional and those deployed for the yatra from Lakhanpur to the holy Cave for different duties must ensure personal supervision and regularly brief the jawans from time to time for smooth and incident free yatra.

DGP said that fool proof security arrangements should be put in place for the base camps at Bagwatinagar, Baltal and Nunwan and ROPs should be strengthened. The spots which are prone to law & order and militancy related incident should be identified and addressed. He directed the officers that law & order issues particularly at base camps need to be addressed promptly so that issues do not snowball.DGP directed that the nakas be strengthened and adequate security be provided to the lodgement and reception centres

Dr. Vaid said that law & order components and QRTs must be placed on all the identified places to address any law & order or militancy related incident in the shortest possible time. He said that the regulation of traffic on all the roads used by the yatris from Lakhanpur to Baltal and Chandanwari be managed effectively in order to avoid the jams on the roads and delay in the movement of yatri convoys. It should also be ensured that stray vehicles are not mixed with the convoys and thereby enhancing the risk of incidents. He also directed for deployment of adequate rescue teams on both the axis of Pahalgam and Baltal for help and evacuation of the injured yatris.

The officers of CAPFs also gave their suggestions and shared their security plans in the meeting.

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