Govt issues security advisory for VIPs
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, July 10: Following the sudden spurt in militant activities across the valley, politicians including ministers and legislators have been asked to remain extra-cautious and use bullet proof vehicles while moving around. The advisory has been issued by the security wing of the police department, sources said.
According to sources, the recent militancy related incidents and reports of fresh infiltration have prompted the security agencies to issue the fresh advisory to VIPs. “The ministers and legislators have been asked not visit any area in non-bullet proof vehicles,” sources said.
Sources also said that the politicians have been asked to venture out into any area only after getting clearance from the police. “The concerned police station and the SSP know the security scenario of an area and they only can decide whether the area is safe or unsafe for the visit of a politician,” sources said adding that additional security in the districts has also to be managed by the district SSPs.
A senior police officer in Srinagar said that the security apparatus of ministers and legislators was beefed up soon after the threats to elected Panchayat members and attacks on cops. “Since there were two incidents of decamping of weapons in one month in south Kashmir, we asked the political leaders to venture out with outmost care,” a senior police officer said.
Secretary, J&K Home Department, BR Sharma told Greater Kashmir that these are standing directions. “Use of bullet proof vehicles by the ministers, legislators and prior information to police are standing directions,” he said.
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