DGP reviews security at high level meeting in Kashmir

DGP reviews security at high level meeting in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In view of the yesterday’s militancy ambush in which three soldiers were killed on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, a high level meeting was held today to review the security situation. Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police K Rajendra Kumar chaired the security meeting regarding the security of National Highway at District Police office Awantipora in south Kashmir, a police spokesman said here this evening. The DGP while addressing the meeting directed the officers to devise foolproof plan for the National Highway for safe and secure movement of the people and the security forces.

Mr Kumar asked all the officers involved in the security of the Highway, the only road linking the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country to put in additional efforts for greater coordination and cooperation. He emphasised upon the Army authorities to strengthen the corridor protection. He also stressed upon the CRPF to fine tune the Road Opening Partyies (ROPs) along the Highway.

While highlighting the need of tackling the militancy effectively the DGP said surgical operations with minimum collateral damages should be conducted.

In their respective briefs the officers gave details of the security bandobast made by their organizations for the national highway.

Earlier, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, SJM Gillani briefed about the security situation of south Kashmir and also highlighted recent operations conducted against the militants. (AGENCIES)

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