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Amarnath Yatra- Three-tier security cover to be provided: IGP Kashmir

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Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Wednesday said that drone surveillance and RFID chips will be part of three-tier security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony of a policeman who was killed in Kreeri, Baramulla encounter, the IGP Kashmir, said that since past one month, police along with other security agencies have been reviewing the security arrangements for the upcoming Yatra.
“This year, drone surveillance and RFID chips will be part of the three-tier security arrangements for the pilgrims,” the IGP said, adding that “security forces will ensure incident free and smooth yatra.”
Meanwhile, officials from the Police and CRPF held a joint security review meeting and discussed ‘ Law and Order’, besides upcoming Amarnath Yatra.
Official sources said that the meeting was chaired by IGP Kashmir, IGsP CRPF ( Srinagar and Kashmir Sector). The meeting was attended by DIG police, DIG CRPF, DIG BSF, DIG SSB, SSP Srinagar and all COs.
“The meeting took a detailed review of Law and Order situation and Amarnath Yatra,” sources added.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman later said that IGP Kashmir was briefed by the officers through detailed presentations about the proposed security measures to be put in place for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra-2022.
The presentation included various security aspects viz proposed deployments, arrangements for camp security, road opening parties, general security scenario in their respective areas, preparation for disaster management, cut off timings etc. The participating officers also shared their valuable inputs and suggestions for strengthening the security grid and providing fool proof security cover to Yatris during their forward and return journey. Further, role and responsibilities of all the security agencies involved in making security related arrangements were also discussed in detail during the meeting.
Addressing the participants, the IGP Kashmir stressed on the need of adopting proactive and coordinated approach towards ensuring adequate arrangements for smooth and successful conduct of SANJY-2022.
The officers were directed to ensure better coordination and synergy among different security agencies working on ground and prepare the exhaustive security plan/arrangements as per the ground situation/requirement in their respective areas of responsibility for peaceful yatra. He also directed the officers to make adequate use of modern technology for enhancing the security surveillance grid.
IGP Kashmir further directed to maintain strict surveillance over the anti-social/anti-national elements who are hell bent towards disrupting the peaceful atmosphere and create law and order problems for their vested interests.
He also directed the officers to carry out exercise and select strategic locations where drones can be used and CCTVs can be installed besides establishing round the clock nakas/cut-off points. He further advised the officers to maintain highest level of alertness in view of the inputs received from different agencies so as to thwart the evil designs of terrorists to disrupt the Yatra.

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