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LG monitoring situation, discusses rescue ops with top officials

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is constantly monitoring the situation in Ramban where nine people are still feared to be trapped, an official press release informed Friday.

It said the LG also chaired a high-level meeting with senior officials at the Civil Secretariat and discussed the progress of rescue operations.

The rescue operation was started last night with district administration, police, NDRF, SDRF and Army personnel on the ground. The LG, who is monitoring the situation from a control room, was briefed about intermittent shooting stones, which have been obstructing the rescue operation, the press release said.

Expressing concern over the incident, the LG said rescue operations will continue on war-footing till the last person is reached.

The LG had directed Divisional Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar; ADGP, Jammu, Mukesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Mussarat Islam and Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohita Sharma, last night to supervise the rescue operation.

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