Governor reviews security situation

Governor Satya Pal Malik was Thursday briefed about the security situation across Jammu and Kashmir by his advisor Vijay Kumar in wake of developments in the last few days, officials said.

During the State Administrative Council meeting, the governor

was briefed about the “overall law and order and obtaining security scenario during the last few days and the measures taken by the civil and police administration to maintain peace and harmony across the state”, an official spokesman said in a statement.

“He (governor) was informed about the steps taken/being taken to ensure smooth supply of essential commodities and services besides safe passage to the stranded passengers,” the statement read.

The governor was also informed that the district-level officers both from the civil and police administrations are touring their areas of jurisdiction regularly for assessing the situation on ground and are in regular touch with the civilian population, the statement read, adding: “They are holding regular interactions with the people to instill confidence and allay apprehensions, if any”.

The governor was informed that frisking is being done by the police to prevent any untoward incident while vital installations have been secured and necessary steps taken for their protection, the statement read.

“The governor complimented the people of the state for maintaining peace and calm and for their mature response. He appealed the people not to pay attention to any rumours and that government will appropriately inform them of any development, as and when required,” the statement read.

The governor directed the civil and police administrations to “maintain a close watch over the situation”.