Govt reviews security of Hurriyat (M) leaders
Officials Recommend BP Vehicle, Double Escort For Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Nov 8: In a significant development Government is reviewing the security of the Hurriyat (M) leaders ahead of their Pakistan visit next month.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that decision to review the security of separatist leaders was taken during a high level meeting here. “The review commenced two days after the Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq chaired a meeting of conglomerate leaders to finalize the modalities of their visit to Pakistan,” said a source.
He said the team comprises Additional District Magistrate Srinagar, Inamul-Haq Siddique, Deputy Superintendent, Nighat Amaan, Inspector, Suhail, Assistant Executive Engineer PHE, Assistant Executive Engineer PDD and a Fire Brigade official from J&K Fire and Emergency Service.”
The team, according to the sources, called on Mirwaiz and Ithad-ul -Muslimeen Chief, Abass Ansari on Wednesday, “And on Thursday they visited the residence of Peoples Conference Chairman, Bilal Gani Lone, Hurriyat (M) spokesperson, Shahid-ul-Islam and Fazl ul-Haq Qureshi and discussed various issues related to their security.”
Interestingly for the first time, government has included officers from Power Development Department, Public Health Engineering and Fire and Emergency Service.
Sources also said that based on the threat perception to separatist leaders, team has recommended additional security to them. “Team has recommended bullet proof vehicle and double escort vehicle for Mirwaiz and additional security persons to other separatist leaders.”
Taking to Greater Kashmir, Additional District Magistrate Srinagar, Inamul-haq Siddique confirmed the setting up the team, However he refused to divulge more details.
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