Srinagar, June 27: Three days ahead of the start of annual Amarmath Yatra, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar held a final security meeting, reviewing “real threats and counter measures.”
Official sources said that IGP Kashmir held final security review meeting related to annual pilgrimage to cave shrine in south Kashmir’s district of Anantnag.
GOC Victor Force, IG CRPF, DIsG of BSF, ITBP, CRPF and police besides all districts SSsP and COs of south Kashmir attended the meeting.
“Real threats and counter measures being taken by police and SFs were reviewed,” a senior officer said.
The administration expects the number of yatris to go up this year especially since the pilgrimage is taking place for the first time in several years—it was cancelled midway in 2019 with the Centre’s revocation of J-K special status, and suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.