Governor chairs Security Review Meeting

          Srinagar, October 6: In a meeting involving senior Civil, Police, Central Armed Police, Army, and State and Central Intelligence Agencies Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of security management related issues at the Raj Bhavan.    

The meeting was attended by Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander; Sh. B.B. Vyas, and Sh. Vijay Kumar, Advisors to Governor; Sh. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Dilbagh Singh,  Director General of Police; Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhat, GOC 15 Corps; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Sh. R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary Home;  Sh. Baseer Khan, Div. Commissioner Kashmir, Sh. Muneer Khan, ADGP, Home Guards, Security and Law and Order; Sh. S.P. Pani, IGP, Kashmir;  Sh. Ravideep Singh Sahi, IG, CRPF Kashmir; Sh.Zulfiquar Hassan, IG, CRPF, and officers of State and Central Intelligence Agencies.

After obtaining sector- wise assessments of the prevailing security situation and arising challenges Governor emphasized the crucial importance of maintaining a sustained close watch on the ground situation, and appreciated the sustainedreal time coordination and synergy between the Security Forces and the Civil Administration.

          Considering the pattern of attempts to disturb law and order in the past few days Governor especially stressed the need of a heightened vigil and ensuring the safety of protected persons and the security of all important establishments and installations.

          Governor discussed aboutthe issues relating to the welfare of the police personnel and their families. Lauding the commitment of  Security Forces towards their duty and bravery and sacrifices made by them during discharge of their duties, Governor stressed  that it is our responsibility to take care ofwelfare of our police personnel and their families. He  directedfor every possible effort be made to assuage their grievances.

           The meeting discussed security arrangements made for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming elections to the Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats and the need of a safe environment for  theelections.

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