Security of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine; top priority of Reasi Police: Dig U-R Range


KATRA: In view of forthcoming Navratri festival and visit of pilgrims at Shri Mata Vaishino Devi Shrine Katra, Mohd Suleman Choudhary IPS DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range conducted security review meeting at Katra.

Meeting was attended by Amit Gupta SSP Reasi, Commandant CRPF, SP Katra, SDPO Katra, Dy.SP Bhawan, SHO Police Station Katra & Bhawan and Officers from Army, IB, CID, Railway and other intelligence agencies.

During the meeting special emphasis were given to ensure fool proof security of the yatries at track upto Bhawan in which strict directions have been passed to  carryout thorough checking of all the suspected people, so that no unwanted elements is allowed to indulge in any kind of criminal activities or any action which may prove prejudicial to the security of the area, besides this  joint long range patrols of JKP, CRPF have also been launched round the clock in the entire area of Katra & Bhawan and its surrounding areas.

In the meeting SSP Reasi presented a detailed security grid in place for Katra town, discussed various security measures going to be placed in view of Navratri Festival, enroute and the SMVD Shrine.

DIG highlighted upon the major challenge for the deployed security forces in coming days is to manage fool proof protective bandobast measures for Navratri festival at SMVD Shrine at Katra.

Mr Suleman reviewed each & every security drill of the Shrine, yatra enroute, safety and security of pilgrims visiting to pay obeisance to the Shrine on daily basis and huge volume of visitors during the festival.

Deputy Inspector General of Police also directed to conduct joint security drill with CAPF for security of the shrine and mentioned it as top priority of police of this jurisdiction.

Suleman Choudhary IPS further stressed upon frequent verification & census of migrants in and around Katra town.

Character antecedents Pony porters and other people entering the town should also be checked on priority required to segregate the suspicious elements.

DIG also directed  to conduct checking of the hotels and other residential accommodations on regular basis for verification of character antecedents of the person visiting there.

Further directed all concerned officers to revisit the list of OGW’s of the Police Stations, monitoring of social media including Facebook, whatsapp to curb the new pattern of radicalization.

Meeting ended with the positive note on Coordination and Cooperation between all the security forces deployed for the security of the Shrine.

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