Governor chairs Security Review Meeting,orderd inquiry

Jammu: In a meeting involving senior officers of the State and of Central Police Forces, Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of Law and Order and other security related issues at Raj Bhavan Saturday evening.

Governor expressed grief over the loss of lives during the anti militancy operation in Sirnoo area of Pulwama district, in which 7 civilians died after post- operation clashes.

The meeting was attended by K Vijay Kumar Advisor to Governor; B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor;R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary Home;SDS Jamwal, IGP Jammu and officers of State and Central Police forces; Baseer Khan, Div. Commissioner Kashmir; Muneer Khan, ADGP, Law and Order; S.P. Pani, IGP, Kashmir and Ravideep Singh Sahi, IG CRPF participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

Governor reviewed the latest security scenario in Kashmir including details of the counter infiltration and counter “terrorist” operations undertaken recently. He directed the forces to minimize the collateral damage during anti-terror operations. He has recommended people-friendly measures during such operations, asking the security forces and the administration to address the post operations complications.

After reviewing the prevailing security situation and arising challenges Governor emphasized the crucial importance of maintaining   sustained close watch on the ground situation, and appreciated the sustained real time coordination and synergy between the Security Forces and the Civil Administration.

Governor also directed Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to inquire the incident that happened in Pulwama and suggest precautions to minimise civilian casualties in anti-militancy operations.

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