LA Polls: Core Group Meets, Reviews Security

SRINAGAR: Ahead of Assembly polls, security agencies on Monday held a core group meeting in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

A senior Defence ministry official said that it was for the first time that the core group meeting was held in south Kashmir keeping in view its sensitivity vis-à-vis militancy.

He said that the Core Group South Kashmir met today at Anantnag Army Cantonment to review the security situation and to draw out the plans for ensuring incident free Assembly elections in South Kashmir.

He said that the meeting was chaired by Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC Chinar Corps and attended by  AG Mir, IGP Kashmir,  Alok Kumar, DIG South Kashmir Range,  Tajender Kumar SSP Pulwama,  Junaid Mahmood, SSP, Anantnag,  Mumtaj, SSP Kulgam,  Wahid, SSP Shopian,  Tahir Saleem, SP Awantipora, GOC Victor Force, BGS, HQ Chinar Corps, Commander 1Sector RR, Commander 2 Sector RR, Commander 3 Sector RR and Commanding Officer 9 RR.

“Addressing the members and the other officials in attendance, Lt Gen Subrata Saha complimented the members and the officials of the Core Group South Kashmir for the high level of synergy amongst all the agencies in addressing the security concerns of South Kashmir”, he said.

He said that during his address,  AG Mir, IGP Kashmir, elaborated on the key security initiatives, specific to South Kashmir that have been put into place to manage the law and order situation and to counter the threats posed by inimical elements during elections. The other officers in attendance coordinated the functional aspects pertaining to their areas of responsibility. 

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