Rajiv Gauba meets CM, reviews security situation  

Srinagar: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, who is on a visit to the state, called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday to discuss the overall security situation prevailing in the state.

Gauba and Mehbooba held two meetings here and discussed the security and the law and order situation in the state, an official spokesman said.

Gauba, who arrived here yesterday, also met with top officers of the civil administration, the police, the CRPF and the BSF.

He also reviewed the progress of the Prime Ministers Development Plan (PMDP) pertaining to Kashmiri migrants at another meeting, the official said.

The home secretary held several meetings today with deputy commissioners and police chiefs of various districts of the state.

Gauba on his arrival on Monday held long duration meetings with top officials of the police, paramilitary forces, and army, in the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre, in Srinagar.

Gauba, according to official sources told the officials to work in close coordination while “carrying out anti-militancy operation so that minimum causality takes place on the force’s side.

“The Home Secretary sought feedback from the heads of various security agencies on certain important issues that include infiltration, counter infiltration and militancy,” the official said.

Gauba, according to the official, suggested various measures to keep the young boys from joining militant outfits. “We will provide full support to all of you in engaging youth in various developmental activities so that they are kept away from militancy,” the official quoted Gauba as having told the meeting.

Notably, Gauba was also apprised about the steps taken to prevent prisons from becoming places to plan anti-national activities by militants and other subversive elements.


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