SANJY-2024: IGP Kashmir visits Navyug Tunnel to Chandanwari, conducts security review meetings
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SANJY-2024: IGP Kashmir visits Navyug Tunnel to Chandanwari, conducts security review meetings

Post by RK Online Desk on Sunday, June 23, 2024

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The Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone V.K Birdi on Saturday visited Navyug Tunnel to Chandanwari to inspect the security arrangements to be put in place along the yatra route and at various camping sites.

He also chaired a meeting with the officers of police & CAPFs.

The inspection of the security bandobast was aimed at to ensure a safe and seamless pilgrimage for all participants. Emphasis was laid on monitoring, strict vigil & patrolling to prevent any security breaches. The security arrangements at various camping sites were also closely examined by the IGP Kashmir.

He emphasized the need for appropriate, robust and sustained security measures to protect the pilgrims from an harm by the ANEs. The inspection included an evaluation of on ground deployment, Access control, AS check teams and their paraphernalia, besides surveillance systems and emergency response protocols.

The IGP while lauding the efforts of police and CAPFs in maintaining a high level of vigilance and preparedness stressed upon them to maintain the same spirit during the entire period of SANJY-2024. 

At Chandanwari, IGP Kashmir took a detailed review of the security measures put in place for the yatra with the officers of police & CAPFs. They discussed the current security scenario and strategies to further strengthening the safety of the yatra. They deliberated upon coordination mechanisms, intelligence sharing, and contingency plans to address any potential threats.

V.K Birdi reiterated the commitment of police and CAPFs to ensure the safety and well-being of all pilgrims. He also urged the officers to remain alert and proactive in their duties. Earlier, IGP Kashmir was briefed by the officers about the proposed security measures/arrangements to be put in place for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra-2024.

The briefing included Access Control, ASCs, arrangements for camp security, use of modern/technical gadgets, road opening parties, laterals and preparations for disaster management etc.

The officers were also directed by the chairing officer to ensure better coordination & synergy with different security agencies working on ground for peaceful conduct of the yatra.

He also directed the officers to make adequate use of modern security gadgets/technology including CCTVs, drones so as to enhance the security surveillance grid and thwart evil designs of ANEs and terrorists.