LS polls: Top security brass meets in Srinagar, finalise poll plan
Srinagar: Top security officials of Army, police and the other security agencies Tuesday held a meeting to frame a solid security strategy to ensure upcoming Parliamentary polls commencing from April 11 while as it was unanimously discussed that “extra vigil to be maintained at all levels” to thwart militant attacks aimed at disrupting these polls.
The meeting was held at army’s Srinagar-based 15 Coprs headquarters and chaired by GoC-in-C of northern command, Lt General Ranbhir Singh while as top police officers including DGP Dilbagh Singh, ADGP Munir Khan, IGP Kashmir S P Pani, ADGP armed JavidGilani and other officials of intelligence grid also attended the meet.
“Main focus of the security agencies will be to thwart any attack by militants to disrupt the polls,” an official, who was part of the meeting, said.
“The polls need to be held in a very smooth and fair manner and for that a coordinated approach needs to be followed,” he added.
Reliable sources said that it was decided that all the security agencies will remain on high alert mode and foil all the possible designs of militants aimed at disrupting the polls.
“Human intelligence would be heightened while as militants would be chased and targetted in a very professional manner. This was decided in the meeting,” sources said.
The army Commander also took a review of current situation in Kashmir and to evolve a strategy for the forthcoming polls. He said the meeting was attended by senior officials of various security agencies, including Army, J-K Police, CRPF and BSF.
The meeting reviewed the current situation in the valley and evolved a strategy for the summer months, including security-related strategy for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections, the official said.