IGP Reviews Security Of Highway Tunnels, Electronic Surveillance System

Srinagar, Mar 18: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar (IPS) on Thursday visited South Kashmir’s Kulgam district to review the security scenario of tunnels, road opening party deployments and other security measures.

Accompanied by SSP Kulgam Gurinderpal Singh (IPS), and other officers of CRPF and Police, the IGP Kashmir visited Jawahar Tunnel to review the security arrangements put in place for the tunnel.

The top police officer of Kashmir also inspected the live functioning of electronic surveillance system placed at the tunnel, a police spokesman said in a statement.

“He was briefed by the CRPF officers deployed for the security of tunnel regarding the security arrangements,” the spokesman said.

“He also interacted with the deployed CRPF/Police officers and instructed them to take necessary measures so as to strengthen the security grid at Jawahar Tunnel in view of prevailing security scenario”. He also visited Police Post and Command Post Jawahar Tunnel where he interacted with the deployed manpower and gave on-spot instructions regarding enhancing the security measures.

“He also visited the under construction Banihal-Qazigund road tunnel and reviewed the security arrangements.”

Later on, he also visited Sector-2 Headquarters and interacted with the Army officers regarding the various security arrangements put in place in the area for ensuring peace and conducting anti-militancy operations, the spokesman said.
“He stressed on the officers to ensure synergy and better coordination among the forces working at the ground level to achieve maximum results.”

Moreover, IGP Kashmir also reviewed the security arrangements and ROP deployments en-route Highway, the spokesman said. “He interacted with the officers of CRPF/Police at various points and gave on-spot directions to the manpower deployed on ground. He also directed the joint forces to work in tandem so as to thwart the evil designs of anti-national elements and ensure safety of the commuters travelling on highway.”

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