Governor NN Vohra directed Divisional Commissioner and Inspector General of Police, Jammu, to visit the areas affected.
Amid fresh firing, the border residents of Arnia and RS Pura Sector in Jammu have started moving to safer places as a precautionary measure. Governor NN Vohra has directed senior civil and police authorities to assess the situation.
“As a precautionary measure, the residents of the border areas have started moving to safer places, following intermittent firing from the Pakistani side,” said a police official at Arnia police station.
He added that overnight firing left three civilians, including a woman, injured.
“Since we hadn’t received any instruction for facilitating the movement of people to safer places, we did not ask them to move out of their houses,” he said, and added that however the people are moving to their relatives at safer places as a precautionary measure.
Meanwhile, Governor NN Vohra directed Divisional Commissioner and Inspector General of Police, Jammu, to visit the areas affected.
“Following the instructions, the officers visited Jugnu Chak BSF post and other border areas hit by Pakistani shelling,” an official spokesperson said.
He added that Divisional Commissioner advised the border residents to stay indoors during evening hours.
Divisional commissioner also directed the concerned officers to make temporary arrangements for providing safe shelter to the people.