Jammu, Sept 21: The winter capital was thrown under tight blanket of security cover after a 42-member All Party Delegation (APD), led by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram arrived here, sources said.
Sources said that the All Party Delegation landed at Jammu technical airport at around 1355 hours, amid tight security arrangements and proceeded towards Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah's official residence at Residency Road.
"Heavy deployment of troops, comprising CRPF, Punjab Police and Haryana Police was made in and around the city peripheries and on all routes to chief minister's residence to avoid any untoward incident," said official sources.
They said that the traffic had also been diverted for today and no vehicle was allowed towards and around the CM's residence, as a security measure.
Notably, the central delegation comprising MPs of all political Parties is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on a 'fact finding mission' in the backdrop of prevailing unrest in the valley.
Meanwhile, the entire city and its outskirts were fortified with heavy deployment of addition 1000 police personnel and CRPF troopers, while the security apparatus was kept on high alert.
Sources said that additional nakas and special nakas were established since yesterday across the city and routes leading to city by the police, especially in border towns.
"An alert has also been sounded since a week in the border towns of Jammu, while patrol has been intensified in various Kandi areas by the police, with the help of village defense committees to curb movement of militants, sources said.
They said that surprise checking of vehicles in various places was conducted by the Special Operation Group of police, with the assistance of local police and a close vigil was kept on the suspected persons.
Eyewitnesses said that an Air Force Chopper was put on aerial surveillance during the arrival of the All Party Delegation at Technical airport and it was seen flying over the city and its outskirts.