A high level meeting of police and Central Armed Police Forces officers reviewed security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra on Saturday.
The meeting among others was attended by Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid, Additional Director General of Police V.K. Singh, L. Mohanti and Dilbag Singh, ISGPs S.J.M. Gillani, A.G. Mir, Alok Puri, S.L. Sharma, Jagjit Kumar and J.P. Singh, IsG CRPF Ravideep Sahi and Zulfikar Hassan, DIsGP S.P. Pani and G.H. Bhat, DIG ITBP, Narinder Paul Singh, AIsGP PHQ Mubassir Latifi, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood, Kulbir Singh, Abdul Waheed Shah, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail Parray, SSP Anantnag Zubair Ahmad Khan, SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmad Lone and officers from CRPF.
Besides, IGP Jammu S.D. Singh, DIG JSK A.A. Wani, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Varinder Sharma, DIG DKR Nissar Ahmad, SSP Samba and SP Kulgam attended the meeting via video conferencing.
Addressing the officers, Dr. Vaid directed all officers, both jurisdictional and those deployed for the yatra from Lakhanpur to the holy cave to ensure personal supervision and regularly brief jawans from time to time for a smooth and incident free yatra.
Dr. Vaid said that foolproof 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 and order, and militancy related incident should be identified and addressed. He directed the officers that law and order issues particularly at base camps need to be addressed promptly so that issues do not snowball. Dr. Vaid directed that the nakas be strengthened and adequate security be provided to the lodgement and reception centres.
Dr. Vaid said that law and order components and QRTs must be placed on all the identified places to address any law and 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.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) JSK, DIG Udr- Reasi, and DIG DKR briefed Dr. Vaid regarding security arrangements put in place in Jammu division. They also placed before the DGP requisitions which Dr. Vaid said will be taken care of.
IGP Kashmir, S.J.M. Gillani gave a detailed power point presentation, highlighting the inflow and out flow of yatris on both Baltal and Pahalgam axis.
He highlighted the different aspects of the yatra and gave a detailed resume of the security arrangements placed in place with regard to the threat perception, control and regulation of yatra at camps and enroute. He also briefed the DGP regarding the structures and sub structures regarding area domination, ROPs, MRTs to be placed for the safety and security of the yatris.
The officers of CAPFs also gave their suggestions and shared their security plans in the meeting.