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CRPF DG reviews security preparedness for Amarnath Yatra

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Top police officers hold meet, review highway security

Srinagar: CRPF Director General Sujoy Lal Thaosen Saturday reviewed the security preparedness of the force for the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra which begins next month.

Thaosen reviewed the preparedness of the paramilitary force during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

“During his J&K visit, @sthaosen, DG @crpfindia, held a meeting with officials, scrutinizing the security preparedness of the force vis- -vis the forthcoming SANJY 2023. He instructed the officials to ardently ensure every measure, facilitating a harmonious and seamless yatra,” the CRPF said on Twitter.

The 62-day yatra is set to begin on July 1. During the visit, the DG CRPF also assessed the operational preparedness of the Valley Quick Action Team of the CRPF.

“He lauded the unwavering resolve and dedication of the Valley QAT, urging them to incessantly strive towards ascending unprecedented pinnacles of excellence,” the force added.

Meanwhile, Additional Director General of Police of Jammu zone Mukesh Singh visited several towns along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and took stock of the security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

Singh, accompanied by senior police officers, visited Lambar-Banihal, Ramsoo, Ramban and Chanderkot to take stock of the security measures.

The first batch of pilgrims will leave for Kashmir from the base camp in Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu on June 30, one day before the scheduled commencement of the yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine in the Himalayas.

The ADGP also interacted with CRPF and Army officers and enquired about the logistics provided to the personnel deployed en route.

He asked the officers who are to be deployed at vantage positions to discharge their assigned duties with utmost care so that the pilgrims feel comfortable and secure, the police said.

He also instructed the J&K State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel to remain extra vigilant, alert and to come forward in the shortest possible time to take up rescue operations in case of any unexpected mishap to any pilgrim due to any natural or man-made calamity.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban) Sunil Gupta and Senior Superintendent of Police of Ramban district Mohita Sharma accompanied the ADGP during his visit.

Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police of Samba district Benam Tosh chaired a meeting of all security agencies to review arrangemnets for the yatra.

All the officers were directed to ensure alertness, work with exemplary synergy and to share intelligence inputs with sensitivity to foil the nefarious designs of anti-national elements and their mentors across the International Border, the police said.

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