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IGP reviews security arrangements for Independence Day

JAMMU, Aug 8: IGP Jammu Zone, Dr SD Singh, today reviewed security and other allied arrangements being made for the Independence Day celebration throughout Jammu province, in a joint meeting of senior officers of security forces /police/security/traffic/intelligence agencies/civil administration in Police Control Room, Jammu.

During the meeting, a detailed assessment on intelligence given by State and Central intelligence agencies was done. Besides, DIG JK Range, SSP CID SB, Jammu, SSP Jammu, SSP Security/SSP Railways and SSP Traffic City/SSP Tele-communication gave a detailed account of the security arrangements that have been put in place in connection with forthcoming Independence Day celebrations in and around Jammu City as well as in the border areas.

All the elements of preparation for the Parade were discussed including composition of Parade contingents, preparation of venue, anti-sabotage checks of the venues, barricading, traffic arrangements in the City and at the venue, fire services, medical facilities and other contingencies for Independence Day celebrations. Detailed instructions were issued on spot to the concerned officers for further follow up action on certain points requiring further action.

Dr Singh, while expressing his satisfaction over the arrangements being put in place, asked the officers to work in close coordination with each other with greater synergy. He asked the intelligence agencies, police and SFs officers to step up vigil and security in the district right from now to check any attempt of infiltration, movement of anti-national elements and forestall any ill-conceived plan of terrorists.

During the meeting the district SSP were directed to review the security of vital installations, religious places, minority pockets, crowded places and Police/PMF establishments to ensure utmost alertness. The intelligence agencies also give their assessments with regard to current situation particularly in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts.
SSP Traffic was directed to issue traffic advisory at least three days advance through print/electronic media regarding traffic restrictions in Jammu City to avoid any inconvenience to the general public.  Similarly, the concerned officers of civil administration gave a detailed account of the arrangements they have put in place for celebrations of 15th August.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Director IB, Jammu, DIG (Now IGP) JKS Range, Jammu, DIG CRPF, Jammu  DIG BSF, Jammu,  DIG IRP, Jammu, Additional DC Jammu,  SSP CID SB Jammu, SSP Jammu, SSP Security Jammu, SSP Traffic Jammu, SO to IGP JZ,  SSP CID CI Jammu, SSP PCR Jammu, SSP Railway Jammu, Additional Commissioner SB, SP OPS Jammu, Deputy SP SDRF 2nd Battalion Jammu, Additional SP Samba, Additional SP Kathua, Deputy SP Telecommunication and representatives from Army 16 core & 26 Division Headquarters. Besides, Zonal SPs of district Jammu also participated in the meeting.

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