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Security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra reviewed

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Srinagar: Security arrangements for this year’s Amarnath Yatra were reviewed at a high-level meeting of security officials in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The Yatra is to commence on June 30.

“A joint security review meeting was held at Manasbal in which threadbare discussions were made regarding overall security arrangements to be adopted for the upcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra (SANJY) 2022,” a police spokesman said.

The meeting was attended by DIG CKR Sujit Kumar, Commander 03 Sec Brigadier Atul Rajput, DIG CRPF North Randeep Kr. Rana, SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar, SSP Bandipora Mohammad Zaid, CO 34 RR Col RS Karakoti, CO 24 RR, Col DV Reddy SM, CO 115Bn CRPF Sushant Kumar Pradhan and CO 118Bn CRPF SS Yadav, said the spokesman.

“A detailed security review of all locations enroute, including transit camps and base camps at Baltal and Domail, were taken. Senior officers also reviewed traffic management for smooth passage of yatra convoys and availability of parking places. Disaster management plan was also reviewed,” the spokesman said.

He said SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar briefed in detail about security arrangements to be put in place on yatra route, transit camps and base camps for smooth upcoming Yatra 2022 and also highlighted various challenges and issues of concern.

Further, senior officers directed all the officers to maintain highest level of alertness and ensure proper access control at transit and base camps. They also insisted on laying joint check posts for checking/frisking of all vehicles on Yatra route to ensure a safe pilgrimage.

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