Srinagar, Sept 08 KDC: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar along with IG CRPF Deepak Ratan on Wednesday visited South Kashmir’s District Kulgam to review the security scenario of tunnels and other security measures. They were accompanied by DIG SKR Anatnag, DIG CRPF, SSP Kulgam and CO CRPF 24th Bn.
in a statement to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) police said “During the tour, they visited north & south portal of new tunnel and control room where they were briefed by the Police/CRPF and officials of Navyug Tunnel about the security arrangements put in place. They also jointly chaired a detailed security review meeting with the officers besides conducted a physical security review on the ground. Both the officers interacted with the deployed Police, CRPF and other officers entrusted with security arrangements and instructed them to take all necessary measures so as to strengthen the existing security grid at both the tunnels in view of the overall prevailing security scenario.”
They said “IGP Kashmir also instructed field officers of Police and CRPF to prepare a comprehensive joint security-grid plan of both old JT as well as new Navyug Tunnel for implementation. On the occasion, Control room officials also presented demonstration of electronic surveillance system including functioning of CCTV Cameras and other modern gadgets.”
The statement further said that IGP also emphasized on the officers to ensure synergy and better coordination among all the agencies working at the ground level to achieve maximum results so that no room is given to the inimical elements for any security breach. He also advised the field officials of Navyug Tunnel and NHA to meticulously conduct a mock drill of rescue operation jointly with Police and CRPF at an earliest.
Moreover, it was also decided to deploy additional CRPF manpower to strengthen the existing security grid, the statement added. (KDC)