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J-K DGP reviews security arrangements at Katra base camp

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and Kashmir of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday reviewed the security arrangements at the base camp of Mata shrine, which is witnessing a huge rush of pilgrims amid the ongoing Navratri festivities.

He was accompanied by ADGP CRPF V S K Kaumudi.

During the visit, Singh assessed the vulnerabilities of different police points, besides reviewing their functioning and that of the CCTV cameras, he said.

He also held a security review meeting which was attended by Reasi Senior of Police Nisha Nathyal, of Police Naresh Singh, CO CRPF 6th Battalion Jitendra Kumar Gupta, Commandant CRPF Uttam Kumar, and senior officers of the Shrine Board, a police said.

The DGP also gave directions on certain important issues relating to the security of the newly-inaugurated seven-kilometre Tarakote track to the shrine at Katra.

He stressed upon coordination among various security forces involved in the security of Bhawan and Katra town. He also emphasised that while ensuring security of the shrine, the officials should be highly courteous to the visiting pilgrims.

Singh also had a brief review of the security preparedness viz-a-viz the forthcoming Panchayat elections, wherein all aspects relating to conduct of polls in were discussed, the said.

He issued directions that the officers should visit the families of martyrs residing in the district.

He also issued necessary directions to the district police officers and sought cooperation from the to eradicate the menace of begging from the town.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:50 IST