Srinagar: The Special Director General of CRPF, SN Srivastava, on Thursday said that security for the Amarnath yatra has been intensified as “it is still under militants’ threat”.
“There is always a possibility of militant attack on the yatra as the area is still militancy affected,” Srivastava told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the CRPF has not only increased the area domination at all the places from where the yatra convoys pass, but has also set up a number of additional nakas (check points) following the recent militant attack on yatris in Anantnag district.
The Special DG CRPF on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting of CRPF officers at the Hq Srinagar Sector CRPF and took review of the security arrangements for the yatris.
“Security has been intensified for the yatra convoys and a number of joint nakas along with JK Police, with increased men on duty, have been set up in all the sensitive areas to prevent militant attacks,” said Srivastava.
“We have put in place stringent security arrangements to foil any such attack in the Valley,” he said.
He said that CRPF has also increased patrolling on the Amaranth Yatra route.
He said that there was no need for deployment of additional forces for the security of the yatra.
The CRPF has deployed 200 additional companies for the yatra’s security in the Valley.
A CRPF spokesperson told Kashmir Reader that various security related issues in connection with the yatra were discussed in the meeting.
“The Special DG complimented the officers and jawans for the good work done so far during the yatra as well as on the law & order and anti-militancy fronts,” the spokesperson said.