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Attack Aftermath: IGP Kashmir orders new security measures, asks officers to revisit security deployments

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Chairs security meet via video-conferencing; calls for security review of all Protected Persons; Asks men to conduct surprise CASO’s at public places, make deployment son day-to-day basis, maintain highest level of synergy to foil militants attacks on Amarnath Yatra eve

(Asian News Hub) – In the wake of recent militant attacks, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Tuesday urged the officers to revisit security deployments across the Valley including checkpoints, strategic locations, and to conduct surprise CASO’s at public places. The Kashmir police also ordered for a security review of all the protected persons stating that SoPs entailing Do’s and Don’ts for the vulnerable persons will soon be out.

The IGP chaired the meeting of officers that include range DIGs and district SSPs of Kashmir Zone through video conferencing at PCR Srinagar. DIG CKR Srinagar and SSP Srinagar attended the meeting at PCR Kashmir.

In a statement issued to news agency—KNO, a police spokesman said that on the occasion, IGP Kashmir was briefed by the participating officers about the overall security scenarios in their respective areas and the security measures being adopted to counter the challenges.

“While interacting with the officers, IGP Kashmir urged upon them to revisit the existing security deployments including checkpoints/nakas at strategic locations, surprise nakas, limited surprise CASOs in crowded places etc. He also urged upon the officers to strategise the deployments on day-to-day basis to thwart the nefarious designs of militants and anti-national elements in view of huge rush of tourists and upcoming Amarnath Yatra,” the police spokesman said, adding that “The IGP also stressed for better synergy and coordination with other security agencies deployed in their respective areas besides ensuring regular briefing of the manpower working under their command at all the levels on ground.”

Highlighting the importance of the measures to be adopted post-militant attacks, the IGP Kashmir directed officers to formulate a proper SOP so that all proactive measures are adopted immediately which include CASOs, placing cut-off points on exit routes, use of drones etc. to avoid the escape of culprits/suspects, the spokesman said.

He said that the IGP Kashmir also directed the officers to review the existing security deployment with the Protected Persons/vulnerable persons residing in their respective areas.

“He further instructed officers to ensure better coordination and synergy with them, besides formulating a mechanism so that prior to their visit to any place or area they inform the local PCR/concerned Police Station, for their hassle free and secure movement. It was also decided that a proper SOP regarding security of protected persons/vulnerable persons containing DOs/DON’Ts shall be formulated and issued shortly,” the police spokesman said.

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Nitishwar Kumar posted as additional secretary in Union Women and Child Development Ministry

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Srinagar, Sept 25: In a significant development, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has posted Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to LG Manoj Sinha, as additional secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Women and Children Development.

According to an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:96), presently on inter-cadre deputation, as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development, by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser in the Ministry.

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Two militants killed near LoC in north Kashmir: Police

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‘Identification of slain being ascertained’

Srinagar, Sept 25: Two militants were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control in Tekri Nar locality of Machil in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said here.

Kashmir zone police in a Tweet, informed that the identification of the militants was being ascertained.

Police also said that two AK-47 rifles as many pistols and 04 hand grenades were recovered from them.

“Army and Kupwara Police neutralised two #terrorists near #LoC Tekri Nar in Machil area of #Kupwara. Identification of the killed terrorists being ascertained. 02 AK 47 rifles, 02 pistols & 04 hand grenades recovered. Further details shall follow,” police tweeted. (KNO)

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Police attach residential house in Bandipora for wilfully sheltering, harbouring militants

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Bandipora, Sept 25: Police in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have attached a residential house for wilfully sheltering and harbouring militants after obtaining sanction from competent authority.

In a statement, cited by the news agency-KNO, a spokesperson said that police attached the residential house of one person namely Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez at present Watrina after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.

The statement reads that the house was linked to case FIR No.166/2021of PS Bandipora U/S 16,18,19 ,20,23,39UAPA ,307IPC ,7/27 IA Act, dated 26_09_2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.

“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants & such act was voluntarily and knowingly given by the member of the family. Many attacks on civilians and protected persons were carried, conspired and planned by militants while using this house as hideout,” it reads.

The statement reads that Bandipora police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.

“In case of any forced and coercive entry by militants into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under law will follow against such houses or other properties,” it added.

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