J&K DGP Inspects Preparations For Machail Yatra


By: Shabeer Ahmad
Updated: August 9, 2022 8:32

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh visited Kishtwar on Monday to take stock of the arrangements and security of the ongoing Machail yatra and chaired an officers meeting to review the security scenario of the districts of Kishtwar and Ramban.

He also took an aerial survey of the far-flung areas of the Kishtwar district. He was accompanied by the ADGP of Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh. He first visited Machail and was joined by SSP Kistwar Shafqat Hussain.

Interacting with the police and CISF officers and Jawans deployed for the annual yatra, the DGP emphasized upon them to work in tandem for the safe and secure pilgrimage, which is being held after two years. He stressed that surveillance is maintained 24×7 en route to the pilgrimage and directed that security cover be spread over important places, including the “langars” (community kitchens).

DGP Singh also directed officers to ensure that all the basic amenities and assistance are provided to the yatris in need. He directed that a quick response be provided for immediate assistance to the pilgrims as and when required.

The police and CISF officers apprised the DGP about the measures taken for a smooth and secure yatra.

The DGP also interacted with the local people and gave a patient hearing to their grievances. He congratulated them for their warm welcome and hospitality to the yatris. He assured them that all issues related to the police will be sorted out on priority and those pertaining to administration will be conveyed to them.

The DGP J& K, along with ADGP Jammu, paid obeisance at the Machail Mata temple and prayed for the peace and welfare of the people of J&K.

The annual Machail Yatra started on July 25 and will culminate on September 5, 2022.

At the District Police Office in Kishtwar, the DGP appreciated the good work of the Kishtwar Police in maintaining peace & order in the district. He directed the officers to take stringent action against all those people involved in heinous crimes and those involved in drug peddling.

He emphasized upon the officers to make adequate use of modern security gadgets and technology, including CCTVs and drones, to further augment the security of the district. He also directed continuing actions against anti-national elements.

SSP Kishtwar briefed the DGP about the overall security scenario of the district and the arrangements being made for the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations and Raksha Bandhan.

Besides ADGP Jammu and SSP Kishtwar, the meeting was also attended by ASP Kishtwar Rajinder Singh.

DGP J&K later visited Delta Force Hqrs, Ramban where he had detailed interaction with the GOC, Major General Ajay Kumar, DIG Doda Kishtwar, Ramban Range Sunil Gupta, SSP Ramban Mohita Shrama and other territorial officers regarding security scenarios and highway security measures. The DGP was apprised about the security situation and arrangements for the Independence Day of the range and district respectively.

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