LG To Take Salute At Jammu, Advisor Baseer Khan At Srinagar
Srinagar, Jan 25 (GNS): Security across Jammu and Kashmir was put on maximum alert on Monday on the eve of January 26 functions.
Police and paramilitary forces carried out random searches in and around Lal Chowk and adjoining areas here in a bid to prevent militants from carrying any attack, officials said
Security arrangements were even tighter around the Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium, the main venue for the official celebrations in the valley, as well as in other districts of Kashmir, the officials said.
Frisking of commuters, checking vehicles entering city and setting up mobile and static checking points were some of the security steps taken to ensure a peaceful function in Jammu city.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will be presiding over January 26 function and take salute at Jammu and his advisor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, at Srinagar.
The main function will be presided over by Lieutenant Governor at M.A Stadium Jammu while Baseer Ahmad Khan will oversee the function at Srinagar. Deputy Commissioners’ of respective districts will preside over the officials functions’ at respective district headquarters.
BDC Chairpersons’ will oversee the functions at respective Block headquarters, President Municipal Council Committees at respective Municipal headquarters and Tehsildar/Senior most civil officer at respective Tehsil headquarters wherever BDC Chairperson is not available.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Vijay Kumar has said that the situation was under control and expressed confidence that functions will be held “incident-free”.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here on Sunday, the top police officer of Kashmir said a multi-layered security cover has been put in place while domination and surveillance of areas are being undertaken. He had said security forces are launching cordon-and-search operations wherever there is some suspicion as regards the presence of militants. (GNS)