Ahead of Jan 26, security beefed up in Kashmir
Post by Irfan Yattoo on Sunday, January 15, 2023
Srinagar, Jan 16: Ahead of 74th Republic Day, tight security arrangements have been put in place across Kashmir, officials said.
A senior police officer told Rising Kashmir that security has been beefed across the valley ahead of Republic day celebrations on January 26, with forces keeping close vigil in Srinagar and adjoining areas.
"The security situation in the Valley has largely improved as compared to past years. The final arrangements are being finalized for January 26th celebrations," he said.
The official said the latest technology has also helped security agencies to monitor the situation in Srinagar. Vehicles including ‘Black Panther’ Command Control Vehicles and CCTV cameras are being used to track the miscreants," he said.
The senior police officer said that in rder to prevent terror groups from entering the city, areas that border Srinagar lies remain under our focus. We have set up makeshift bunkers to keep track of the situation and streamline the visitors," he said.
The officer said that concerned district SSPs to keep vigil around the locations where parades will take place. In case of any doubtful activities, preventive detentions can be done on a priority basis to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the region,” he said.
“We are on alert to foil any untoward incident. Security forces are alert and all preventive measures have been taken to foil attempts of anti-national elements," he said.
On Friday, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Central Kashmir Range (CKR) Sujit Kumar-IPS chaired security review meeting with the Police, Army and CAPF officers at Ganderbal and also reviewed high level security arrangement meeting for upcoming Republic Day-2023 celebrations.
"During the meeting, DIG CKR solicited the inputs from participating officers related to security situation having ramifications upon the celebrations of upcoming Republic Day in the district,"
The participating officers were advised to activate the available resources for generating intelligence having any bearing on the security situation in the district especially on account of Republic Day so that the same shall be dealt with in time.
DIG CKR Kumar directed the supervisory officers to remain present and alert in their respective jurisdictions and keep sufficient reserve QRTs available round the clock to deal with any emergency situation.
He further stressed for proper coordination among all the intelligence agencies, Army and CAPF in their respective areas for smooth and incident free conduct of the National event.
On January 11, Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF) Kashmir Frontier Ashok Yadav said ahead of Republic day the patrolling and deployment along borders will be intensified.
He said terrorist groups are always trying to carry out their activities and security forces along the borders are on the alert to foil any terror infiltration attempt on this side.
“We are trying always there to foil such attempts along the borders in the region,” he said.
About preparations for 26 January celebrations along the borders, IG Ashok Yadav said whenever there is any bigger event, the deployment on the borders is doubled as compared to normal days.
“We have accordingly strengthened the patrolling and deployment along the borders. Many of our companies are associated with Law and Orders so that untoward incidents would be averted,” he said.