Governor chairs security review meet

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SRINAGAR: Ahead of Urban Local Bodies and Panchayat polls beginning October 8, Monday, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday undertook a detailed review of security management related issues at the Raj Bhavan here in a meeting involving senior civil, police, central armed police, army, and state and central intelligence agencies.
The meeting was attended by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander; B B Vyas and Vijay Kumar, advisors to Governor; B V R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police; Lt Gen A K Bhat, GOC 15 Corps; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; R K Goyal, Principal Secretary Home; Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Muneer Khan, ADGP Home Guards, Security and Law and Order; S P Pani, IGP Kashmir; Ravideep Singh Sahi, IG CRPF Kashmir; Zulfiquar Hassan, IG CRPF, and officers of state and central intelligence agencies.
After obtaining sector-wise assessment of the prevailing security situation and challenges, Governor emphasised upon the crucial importance of maintaining a sustained close watch on the ground situation and appreciated the sustained real-time coordination and synergy between the security forces and the civil administration.
Considering the pattern of attempts to disturb law and order in the past few days, Governor especially stressed upon the need of a heightened vigil and ensuring the safety of protected persons and the security of all important establishments and installations.
Governor discussed about the issues relating to the welfare of the police personnel and their families.
Lauding the commitment of security forces towards their duty and bravery and sacrifices made by them during discharge of their duties, Governor said “it is our responsibility to take care of welfare of our police personnel and their families”. He said every possible effort should be made to assuage their grievances. The meeting discussed security arrangements made for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming elections to the Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats and the need of a safe environment for the elections.