Top J-K officials review security arrangements for Amarnath yatra

Top officials today reviewed security arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the annual Amarnath Yatra which commenced today.

Published: 28th June 2018 04:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2018 03:54 PM   |  A+A-

First batch of Amarnath pilgrims arrive at the base camp at Baltal in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Thursday June 28 2018. | PTI

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Top officials today reviewed security arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the annual Amarnath Yatra which commenced today.

Director General of CRPF Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar and Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP) S P Vaid and senior police and paramilitary officers, including special DG CRPF V S K Kaumudi, today visited south Kashmir to review the arrangements in place for smooth conduct of the two-month long pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high cave shrine of Amarnath, a police spokesman said here.

The field officers briefed the top officials regarding various measures taken for security and management of the yatra, the spokesman said.

Vaid stressed upon the officers to ensure that the vehicles cross the identified locations as per the specified cut-off timings, he said.

The DGP directed them to take all precautions in view of any weather conditions so as to ensure the smooth passage of the yatra through their respective areas.

He also reviewed the preparedness for the disaster management and directed the rescue teams to stay alert and active for facing any challenge, the spokesman said.

Vaid directed the officers to raise their guard and to adopt a citizen-friendly approach to policing, he said.

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