Amarnath Yatra: Advisor, DGP review security arrangements

RR Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor, Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh Wednesday chaired a meeting of officers to review security scenario of Kashmir and discussed arrangements for upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

The meeting was held at Police Control Room Kashmir and attended by IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar; IGP BSF, Rajesh Mishra; DIG CKR, Muhammad Suleman Choudhary; district SSPs of Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal Bandipora through video conference and DIG, south Kashmir, Atul Goel; SSP Kulgam, Anantnag, Pulwama and Awantipora.

Advisor Bhatnagar complimented police and security forces for an outstanding performance and advised that the forces must continue with efforts to maintain peace and create further conducive environment for development.

Addressing the meeting, the DGP advised the officers that the plans should be worked out and fine tuned and put in action in such a way that required timelines as per Yatra schedule were met well in time and adequate arrangements were provided for pilgrims.

The DGP said whatever support in the shape of logistics and manpower was required will be placed at their disposal for smooth conduct of the Yatra.

The officers were directed that based on the past experience they should review and update their plans. They were directed to cater to accommodation and other basic amenities for troops deployed on the ground.

The DGP urged that the officers must start briefing and training of police and other forces regarding their role and to coordinate joint training of troops so that there was no confusion.