Srinagar: J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday instructed the officers to maintain close coordination among their ranks and other security agencies so as to achieve better results for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra(SAJY).
The pilgrimage is scheduled to start on June 30.
The DGP chaired a high level meeting of senior officers from Police, Army and Central Armed Police Forces to review the security arrangements and deployment of personnel for the Yatra, a police spokesman said.
The meeting deliberated on different security related issues and deployment of forces on both the Yatra routes of Pahalgam and Baltal.
“It was decided that sufficient manpower will be deployed in advance so that the camps and routes of yatra are secured and checked at the earliest,” the spokesman said.
It was decided that rescue teams will be deployed by the Police forces at various places to provide necessary help to the Yatris.
The DGP stressed upon the need for the force to maintain close coordination among its ranks and also with other security agencies and called for an effective mechanism and planning for ensuring a smooth and peaceful Yatra.
He emphasised for special focus on sensitive locations and base camps while putting in place the security arrangements.
The DGP said that the coordination mechanisms and communication systems must be established among the counterparts of all the stakeholders of army, CAPFs, Police and Civil administration.
He said that adequate and effective deployments should be made on ground to address any vulnerability and to fill gaps if any.
DGP directed the officers to revisit security plans and fine tune these at sectoral level to augment an adequate response to any exigency. He emphasized for focus on ROPs( road opening parties), lateral deployment, law & order deployment to neutralize threats and meet the challenges.
He said that adequate manpower will be available to the jurisdictional officers.
The DGP directed that the identified routes of travel and movement, Do’s and Don’ts for the Yatris Helpline numbers should be made public and be circulated through every possible medium so that they could take note and ask for any assistance effortlessly.
The DGP said that adequate logistics with regard to mobility, CCTVs and other security gadgets will be made available along with sufficient manpower. He said that adequate arrangements with regard to disaster management should be made to tackle any natural calamity.
The spokesman said the officers representing different forces gave their suggestions for smooth conduct of SANJY.
The meeting was attended by senior security force officers.