Security Meet Discusses Threat Of Sticky Bombs, Drone Attacks On Yatra


Srinagar- With just two days left for the Amarnath yatra to begin, the top brass security on Monday discussed a range of security issues, including the threat of sticky bombs, grenade and drone attacks by militants to disrupt the annual pilgrimage taking place nearly after three years.

The high-level final joint security review meeting was held in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday and chaired by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, a police spokesperson said. The IGP, he said, was flanked by a galaxy of officers including GOC VictorForce, IG CRPF Kashmir ops Sector, DIGs of BSF, ITBP, CRPF & DIG SKR Anantnag.
Besides all district SSsP & COs of South Kashmir were also present.

On the onset of meeting, the spokesperson said that IGP explained the agenda of the meeting as strengthening of coordination between Army, CAPFs and J&K Police and stressed upon the concept of joint responsibility & accountability and coordination for the safe, secure and smooth Yatra.

“IGP Kashmir highlighted the eminent threat from terrorists and stressed for strengthening of the intelligence grid so as to neutralise them. He also discussed the other threat perceptions for Yatra as well as tourists and emphasized for establishment of a proper security grid,” he said.

While taking district-wise security review and stock of arrangements put in place for the yatra, Kumar, he said, also elaborated the role and responsibility of all the four districts of South Kashmir which were represented by the concerned District SsPs.

On the occasion, the spokesperson said that the senior officers of Army/Security Forces also presented detailed presentation and shared their valuable inputs/suggestions for strengthening the overall security grid and providing fool proof security cover to the yatries during their forward & return journey.

“Special attention was laid on regular briefing and de-briefing, cut-off timings, elimination of threat of sticky bombs/IEDs/grenade lobbing & drone attacks, security of parking areas, traffic management, ROP, implementation of SOPs etc,” he added.

On the conclusion, the spokesperson said that IGP Kashmir emphasized that multiple checking points must be established for restricting un-registered yatries to reach to base camp to avoid chaotic situations.

Kumar, he said, also directed that all stakeholders be taken into confidence by creating synergy and cordial relations with them so as to achieve objective of conducting successful Yatra.

“He also emphasized on the role of supervisory officers for ensuring briefing and de-briefing, strengthening of the intelligence grid on ground, alertness of deployed nafri, intensified legal action on OGWs and following all the SOPs in letter and spirit,” the spokesperson said.

He further said that IGP Kashmir also stressed on better coordination, cooperation and cohesive efforts between all the different agencies on ground including Army, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, Civil Administration and Police for safe, secure & smooth yatra.

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