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Governor reviews Security meeting after terror attack

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SRINAGAR : Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), convened an emergency Yatra Security Review Meeting at 11:00 AM today after the terror attack on a bus carrying Shri Amarnathji pilgrims near Khanabal last night resulted in the death of 7 Yatris and 19 being injured. The meeting was attended by the Senior most Civil, Police, Central Armed Forces Police, Army, State and Central Intelligence Agencies.
After a detailed discussion on what had gone wrong with the approach and procedures agreed to in the Yatra Security Review Meetings chaired by Governor on 15th May and 22 June 2017, Governor directed the heads of all the Security Forces to most critically review and ensure strict enforcement of extant Yatra Security arrangements and see that there was no let up whatsoever. He also advised the Security Forces Chiefs to maintain heightened surveillance and close co-ordination during the remaining period of the Yatra.
The meeting was attended by Shri B. B. Vyas, Chief Secretary; Dr. S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police; Lt. Gen. J.S. Sandhu GOC, 15 Corps; Shri Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, DG CRPF; Mr. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board; Mr. R.K Goyal, Principal Secretary Home; Shri Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister; Shri Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Shri A. G. Mir, Inspector General of Police CID, J&K; Sh. Muneer Ahmed Khan, IGP Kashmir; Shri S.N. Srivastava, Special DG CRPF; Shri Zulifiqar Hasan, Inspector General CRPF (Ops), Kashmir; Shri Ravi Deep Singh Sahi, Inspector General CRPF, Srinagar Sector; Ms. Sonali Mishra, Inspector General BSF, Kashmir; and Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board.

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