Top security officials to participate in meeting; Shah to review developmental projects too, likely to visit families of martyrs
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to chair a crucial security review meeting in Srinagar during his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir commencing on October 1, Officials’ sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) on Saturday.
Shah, as per sources will reach Jammu on September 30 evening and on October 1, he is scheduled to address a rally in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Sources told KNO that Shah will travel to Srinagar from Baramulla and chair a high level security meeting in the capital city to review progress on anti-militancy operations, infiltration and law and order. “He will also review developmental projects and meet officials from the civil administration,” they said.
Sources said the security review is likely to take place at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar where J&K LG Manoj Sinha, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, top officials of army, BSF, CRPF, intelligence and other security agencies will be present. “A separate review will be about developmental projects in J&K where heads of various departments will be present,” they said.
On August 25, Shah chaired a security review meeting on J&K in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Army Chief Manoj Pandey, Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha and Research and Analysis Wing Chief Samant Goel. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Kuldiep Singh, Border Security Force (BSF) chief Pankaj Singh and National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director General Dinkar Gupta also attended the meeting.
Earlier, Shah had held meetings in May and June where security preparations related to Amarnath Yatra were discussed. Post abrogation of article 370, the Home Minister has been personally reviewing security of J&K. He has already announced zero tolerance for militancy.
A BJP leader, privy to the Shah’s J&K visit, said that there was a possibility that the Home Minister may visit a few families of martyrs in Kashmir.