Security forces on high alert for Modi visit in Jammu and Kashmir

A security official who was privy to the arrangements said police, army and paramilitary forces have been deployed in the region to maintain a tight vigil.

Published: 03rd February 2019 10:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2019 10:05 AM   |  A+A-

On the eve of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to J&K, security forces conduct a search operation in Srinagar | Zahoor Punjabi

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: Tight security has been put in place across Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu has been completely sealed ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day-long visit on Sunday.The PM will inaugurate and lay foundation stones of several development projects.

An official said Modi would arrive in Jammu, where he would lay the foundation stone for a medical institute that will be developed along the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Vijaypur and Pulwama. He will also address a rally in Vijaypur.

A security official who was privy to the arrangements said police, army and paramilitary forces have been deployed in the region to maintain a tight vigil. “Security men have sensitised the areas where PM will go,” the official said. Another security official said the IB would be completely sealed and additional Army and BSF men have been deployed in the border areas.

 “Besides, drones will also be used for the surveillance purpose,” he said.Ahead of PM’s visit, police placed separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik under house arrest. The hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani is already under house arrest. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp