DIG Haseeb Mughal visits Poonch review of security arrangements for Shri Baba Budha Amarnath Yatra

Poonch, Jun 20: In order to take review of security scenario and to discuss security situation with police as well as officers of other forces, Deputy Inspector General of Police in Rajouri Poonch range, Dr. Haseeb Mughal visited Poonch district on Monday.

During his visit, DIG Dr. Haseeb Mughal held a meeting with officers and officials concerned at District Police Office Poonch wherein SSP Poonch Rohit Baskotra, gave a detailed presentation on the various Policing aspects of District Poonch including counter militancy, L&O and crime.

As per the meeting was also attended by Additional SP Mushim Ahmed and all SDPOs and SHOs of District Poonch.

DIG asked officers to ensure that all SOPs on anti militancy front, law and order situation are reheased regularly and implemented in letter and spirit.

He also asked them to ensure that all notorious infiltration routes, vulnerable locations remain under close vigil while in-house security of all police establishments is duly maintained.

He also visited District Police Lines Poonch and interacted with officers, officials and listened to their grievances. He assured that all their genuine grievances shall be resolved in a time bound manners.

All possible measures shall be taken for the welfare of all Policemen, he said.

He also visited Surankote sub division areas including Police Station Surankote in the district and reviewed the overall situation especially in terms of Mughal Road and the challenges ahead.

Meanwhile, in order to hold direct communication with civil population of Mendhar sub division in Poonch district and to strengthen relationship between the men in Khaki and civil population, a police public interaction meeting was organised at Mendhar sub divisional headquarter in the district.

The meeting was chaired by DIG Rajouri Poonch range, Dr. Haseeb Mughal with SSP Poonch Rohit Baskotra, SDPO Mendhar Sheezan Bhat and other police officers.

Traders, trade body leaders, PRIs, prominent citizens and masses of the sub division and border villages were present in the meeting.

Participants discussed in detail the present scenario in the sub division and also put forth a number of demands and issues which were patiently listened by police officers.

It was assured to the Public that their grievances shall be taken up seriously with the concerned Departments.

Addressing the meeting, DIG Dr. Haseeb Mughal said that healthy police public relation are pivotal for a constructive atmosphere in society and are prerequisite for peace.

He hailed the cooperation by civil population of the sub division in maintenance of order and appealed the stake holders in civil population to continue extending their best possible cooperation. He also issued directions to local police administration in resolving some issues put forth by the participants of the meeting.

He said that every officer of police in the district is working with utmost dedication and zeal to ensure public friendly and disposal oriented Policing.

Meanwhile, Dr. Haseeb Mughal held a detailed review of security arrangements for upcoming Shri Baba Budha Amarnath Yatra.

Dr. Haseeb chaired this security review meeting in Shri Baba Budha Amarnath temple at Poonch Mandi in which officers of police administration including SSP Poonch, CO

32 Bn BSF Mandi Poonch, SDPO concerned, SHO Mandi were present alongwith Commandant of Mandi based BSF Battalion.

DIG was briefed about yatra security plan, area domination exercises and cooperation by civil society for upcoming Shri Budha Amarnath Yatra.

He was also briefed about route security plan as well as site security plan of yatra which will be maintained through a multi tier security apparatus.

DIG visited all the parts of Shri Baba Budha Amarnathji temple where temple management representatives and priest talked about efforts for development of temple premises which are going on.

He issued directions to improve security apparatus wherever required in and around the temple with main emphasis on keeping vigil on every area the temple through manpower as well as CCTVs.

The measures for crowd control were also discussed in depth with emphasis on proper division of devotees in different queues in order to prevent rush inside temple.

DIG Rajouri Poonch range also met civil society members of the area and sought their active cooperation to make the event smooth and peaceful.

All necessary security measures will be there in place to ensure smooth and peaceful conduct of yatra which remained suspended in last two years due to COVID-19

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