SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of officers of security agencies, among whom were GoC, 15 Corps, Lt Gen AK Bhatt; Principal Secretary, Home, RK Goyal; ADGP, CID, AG Mir; Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Khan; IGP, Kashmir zone, SP Pani, and the chief secretary and principal secretary to the CM.
The Chief Minister impressed upon all of them to work in synergy and ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) should be strictly adhered to and in no way be these violated or overlooked. Every aberration in this regard, she reminded the officers, amounts to furthering the evil designs of elements inimical to peace in the State.
The Chief Minister advised heads of all security agencies to ensure that no collateral damage is allowed to happen during security operations and care should be taken that common masses are not put to inconvenience during these operations.
Mehbooba Mufti asked the heads of civil, police, army and other security agencies to maximise their public outreach to ensure that the grievances of people on the ground are listened to and addressed promptly.
The Chief Minister was briefed by heads of various security and intelligence agencies about the prevailing security situation in the state, particularly Kashmir Valley.
Earlier the Chief Minister arrived in Jammu from Poonch where she was on a public outreach programme. Soon after, the Chief Minister was briefed by the GoC, 15 Corps, about the overall security situation in Kashmir Valley particularly in the backdrop of the recent Shopian incident.