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DGP J&K Visits Amarnath Ji Yatra Base Camps; Reviews Security Arrangements

Srinagar, June 27: The Director General of Police, J&K, R.R. Swain, today visited the base camps for the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra at Baltal in Kashmir and Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu. He also assessed preparations at Chanderkot in Ramban to ensure the smooth conduct of the upcoming pilgrimage.
Accompanied by ADGP Security, J&K M.K. Sinha, and ADGP L&O J&K Shri Vijay Kumar, the DGP received detailed briefings from officers at these locations regarding security measures. The review covered parking facilities, access control points, and overall camp security. Emphasis was placed on coordination between agencies and seamless communication with local authorities.
The DGP directed strict adherence to security plans and vigilance throughout the pilgrimage. Discussions included the critical role of technology and modern tools in monitoring security and regulating pilgrim movement. Adherence to cut-off timings, standard operating procedures, and regular training and drills were also stressed.
Efforts to strengthen intelligence collection and analysis were highlighted as crucial in minimizing security risks. The DGP emphasized reinforcing camp security, particularly at larger Langar sites, and the importance of effective briefing sessions for managing the pilgrimage.
At Chanderkot, the DGP congratulated police and security forces on recent successful operations, including the killing of three terrorists in Doda, expressing confidence in their determination to combat terrorism and achieve lasting peace in the region.
Briefings at Baltal were provided by DIG CKR Rajiv Om Prakash Pandey and SSP Ganderbal, while at Chanderkot, the DGP was briefed by GOC Delta Force Major General Upkar Chander, ADGP Jammu Anand Jain, and other senior officials. At Bhagwati Nagar, DIG Jammu Sunil Gupta, DIG Traffic Jammu Dr. Mohd. Haseeb Mughal, and SSP Jammu Vinod Kumar were among those who briefed the Police Chief on security arrangements.

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