IGP Kumar reviews security of tunnels, ROP deployments on highway

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar on Thursday reviewed the security situation of tunnels, Road Opening Party (ROP) deployments and other security measures put in place on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

A police spokesperson said that IGP Kumar on Thursday visited south Kashmir district of Kulgam. “During his tour, the IGP Kashmir visited Jawahar Tunnel to review the security arrangements put in place for the security of the tunnel and also inspected the live functioning of electronic surveillance system placed at the tunnel,” he said.

Kumar was briefed by the CRPF officers deployed for the security of tunnel regarding the security arrangements. 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.

The IGP also visited the under construction Banihal-Qazigund road tunnel and reviewed the security arrangements.

Later, he 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.

Kumar stressed on the officers to ensure synergy and better coordination among the forces working at the ground level to achieve maximum results.

The IGP Kashmir also reviewed the security arrangements and ROP deployments en-route National Highway. 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 NHW.

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