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DGP reviews security, deployment arrangements for Yatra

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Chairs high-level meeting of Army, Police, CAPF officers

Srinagar: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh chaired a high-level meeting of senior officers from Police, Army & CAPFs to review the security arrangements and deployment of personnel for the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra- 2022 at Police Headquarters here today.

The meeting, according to the police spokesperson, deliberated on different issues of security of camps, communication network, regulation of traffic management on national highway and other roads, parking of vehicles and deployment of forces on both the yatra routes of Pahalgam and Baltal etc. “It was decided that sufficient manpower will be deployed in advance so that the camps and routes of yatra are secured and checked at the earliest. It was decided that rescue teams will be deployed by the Police forces at various places to provide necessary help to the yatris,” the spokesperson said.

“The DGP stressed upon the officers’ present in the meeting to maintain close coordination with their ranks and other security agencies to achieve better results and called for an effective mechanism and planning for smooth and peaceful conduct of the yatra. He emphasised upon officers for special focus on sensitive locations and base camps while putting in place the security arrangements,” he said.

“The DGP said that the coordination mechanisms and communication systems must be established among the counterparts of all the stakeholders of army, CAPFs, Police and Civil administration. He said that adequate and effective deployments should be made on ground to address any vulnerability and to gaps if any. He directed the officers to revisit security plans and fine tune these at sectoral level to augment an adequate response to any exigency. He emphasized for focus on ROPs, lateral deployment, law & order deployment to neutralize threats and meet the challenges. He said that adequate manpower will be available to the jurisdictional officers,” the spokesperson said.

“The DGP directed that the identified routes of travel and movement, Do’s and Don’ts for the yatris, helpline numbers should be made public and be circulated through every possible medium so that yatris could take note and ask for any assistance effortlessly. The DGP said that adequate logistics with regard to mobility, CCTVs and other security gadgets will be made available along with sufficient manpower. He said that adequate arrangements with regard to disaster management should be made to tackle any natural calamity. He also highlighted the need to put in place SOPs for any eventuality of fire or flash floods,” he said.

“The officers representing different forces gave their suggestions for smooth conduct of SANJY. The officers apprised the DGP regarding their requirements and also briefed about the measures formulated for the peaceful conduct of the yatra,” he added.

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