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3-tier security cover put in place for G20 event: ADGP Kashmir

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that the G20 was “purely the peoples’ event” and a three-tier security cover has been put in place to ensure incident-free event in the Valley.

Talking to a selected group of reporters here, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that G20 is peoples’ event and not the administration’s or police function. “We have made elaborate security arrangements. A three-tier security cover will remain in place to ensure incident-free events. Guests will come on May 22 and leave on May 25,” he said as per news agency KNO.

The ADGP also said that police will put in place anti-drone equipment with the help of NSG and the Army. “Police are fully capable to deal with any threat in water-bodies, but since Marine commandos were available, they have been deployed in Dal Lake and other bodies,” he said, adding that police, CRPF and SSB teams will also be deployed in strength to foil any possible threats by terrorists.

To a query about restrictions, ADGP Kumar said that no curbs would be placed anywhere. “Some rumour-mongers are spreading rumours about curbs. Strict action will be taken against such elements,” he said.

The Kashmir police chief said that all the security teams have been properly briefed to ensure general people don’t face any inconvenience during the G20 event.

Marine commandos have already been deputed in the famous Dal Lake while as NSG commandos conducted a recee of city centre Lal Chowk, ahead of the international event. This is for the first time that Kashmir will host a G20 event under India’s presidency.

The event is being conducted at a time when Srinagar is going through a major face-lift under Smart City project.