June 7, 2022 11:11 pm

Amarnath Yatra| Plug Loopholes, Keep QRTs On High Alert: DGP To Officers

Srinagar- The Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday asked his men to ensure strict compliance of the directions to plug any loopholes during the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, and to keep quick response teams on high alert so that necessary help and assistance is provided to the pilgrims as and when required.

The police chief passed these directions during his visit to base camps at Baltal and Domail where he reviewed the security arrangements put in place at these important points and en route for Amarnath Yatra, a police spokesperson said Tuesday.

Singh, who was accompanied by Special DGP CID J&K R.R Swain, also interacted with officers and personnel of police and CRPF at Baltal.

The DGP, according to the spokesperson, directed for better coordination among all the agencies for the smooth conduct of the yatra.

“He said that strict compliance of the directions should be ensured to plug any loopholes. The DGP also directed for strengthening of communication network and real time coordination and dissemination of information,” he said.

He further said that the DGP also directed that that quick response teams be put on high alert so that necessary help and assistance is provided to the pilgrims as and when required.

Singh, he said, also stated that sufficient manpower from different security agencies is being put on the pilgrimage duty to strengthen the deployment grid.

During the visit, the spokesperson said that the DGP reviewed security and logistic arrangements at Baltal, Domail and enroute and also inspected parking facilities for Yatri vehicles.

“He gave directions for making adequate parking arrangements for the yatra, for better management of traffic and security. He directed for increasing the space for parking by leveling the ground at important locations to avoid inconvenience to the pilgrims,” he said.

“The DGP inspected police deployments, JPCR, and Police Post at Baltal and stressed for round the clock functioning of joint control rooms and supervision of arrangements by the senior officers,” he added.

The spokesperson further said that the DGP while interacting with the officers and officials at Baltal emphasized for creating conducive environment to conduct the Amarnath Yatra smoothly and said that strict adherence to security protocols be ensured for regulating the yatra in a desired manner.

“He directed that all possible assistance should be provided to the yatris,” he said.

He further added that SSP Ganderbal and officers from CRPF briefed the DGP, regarding the security and other necessary arrangements put in place for smooth conduct of the annual pilgrimage.

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