A Day After Security Review, LG Sinha In Delhi

SRINAGAR: After chairing a high-level
security review meeting, Lt Governor,
Manoj Sinha has flown to Delhi, reports
appearing in the media said
In the review meeting on Tuesday,
convened in wake of the civilian killings
and ongoing operation in Pir Panchal
region, civilian killings were on top of the
agenda. The top security brass briefed LG
Sinha about the steps being taken to check
the target killings and mechanisms
developed to contain the growing attacks
He was also briefed about the ongoing
operations against militants in
Thanamandi, Batta Durian and Khablan
forests in Poonch and Rajouri districts.
The meeting was attended by was Director
General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh,
Additional DGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh, IGP
Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, DG CRPF, IG BSF,
DGs of different security agencies and top
Army commandersStrategy to check civilian killings, as well as
intensifying operations against militants in
winters, were also discussed. A newspaper
report quoted sources as saying that
operations will be intensified in winters
when the militant groups hiding in
mountains generally come down in view of
heavy snowfall.
A detailed discussion was also held
regarding the situation on the border, and
its management and infiltration. The
security arrangements for the Republic Day
celebrations were also discussed in the
meeting.
After taking stock of the situation in the
review meeting, Sinha flew to New Delhi on
Wednesday. He is expected to brief Prime
Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister
Shah regarding the prevailing security
scenario in the UT.
All this comes at a time when the Central
government is sending additional 50
companies of CRPF to boost the security apparatus in the valley. If the reports are to
be believed, 25 of those companies are to be
stationed in Srinagar alone with many of
them being accommodated in the
community and marriage halls in the city
interiors, much to the resentment of the
locals.

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