Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, chaired a high level meeting here on Wednesday to review important security related issues in regard to the Shri Amarnathji Yatra which is scheduled to commence on 28th June, 2018. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Director General of Police, heads of State and Central Intelligence Agencies, GOC XV Corps, GOC Victor Force, senior most officers of the Central Armed Police Forces, Inspector General of Police Kashmir; CEO and Additional CEO of the Shrine Board.
S.P Pani, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir and Major General J.P. Mathew, GOC, Victor Force, made detailed presentations regarding the obtaining and emerging security environment in the State, keeping in view the envisaged objectives of forces inimical to the prevalence of peace.
Governor stressed the need for all concerned agencies to keep a close watch and maintain effective co-ordination to ensure the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Yatra. The meeting held extensive discussions in regard to the issues relating to the obtaining security environment in the State; preparedness for meeting any unforeseen situation arising in the Yatra area; functioning of the Joint Control Rooms (JCRs) at every Yatra Camp; deployment of NDRF, SDRF and Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) of the State Police along with Rescue Teams of various Security Forces at identified locations on both Yatra routes; deployment of well equipped Fire Fighting units at pre-determined points; installation of X-Ray Baggage Scanning Units at appropriate locations on both the Yatra routes; Access Control arrangements at the Neelgrath, Panjtarni and Pahalgam Helipads etc.
The meeting was attended by B.B Vyas, Chief Secretary; Dr. S. P. Vaid, Director General of Police, J&K; Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt, GOC, Hqrs. 15 Corps; Maj. Gen. J. P. Mathews, GOC, Hqrs, Victor Force; V.S.K. Kaumudi, Additional Director General, CRPF, J&K Zone; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board; R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary, Home; Shri Zulfiquar Hasan, IG, CRPF (Ops), Kashmir; A. G. Mir, Additional Director General of Police, CID, J&K; Muneer Ahmed Khan, ADGP, Security & Home Guards; Sonali Mishra, IG, BSF; S.P Pani, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir; Ravi Deep Singh Sahi, IG, CRPF, Srinagar Sector; Gp Capt S Roy Chowdhury, Air Force Station, Srinagar; and Bhupinder Kumar, Additional Chief Executive Officer, SASB.