Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to arrive Jammu and Kashmir on Friday for a two-day visit where he will chair a high-level security meeting and also attend several programmes, sources said here on Thursday.
Sources said that Amit Shah is also going to hold a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and other top officials of the Union Territory.
They said that he is also going to address Raising Day gathering of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at M A Stadium in Jammu on March 19.
Notably, his visit to Jammu comes at a time after BJP registered emphatic victory in assembly elections in four states including UP and when there is lot of talk going around about holding of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, it was reported that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would likely review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of recent attacks on civilians and security personnel.
A CRPF man Mukthar Ahmad, who was home on leave, was killed by militants in Shopian district on Sunday which was the fourth such attack on security personnel in the last three days. Ahmad succumbed to his injuries on the way to a hospital.
Shabir Ahmad Mir, a Sarpanch, was shot dead by militants in Kulgam on Friday, while the sarpanch of Khanmoh, Bashir Ahmad Bhat was killed two days prior on the outskirts of Srinagar. On March 7, two civilians were killed and at least 35 people, including a police official, were injured in a grenade attack at Amira Kadal in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, security arrangements have been beefed up across Jammu in view of Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu tomorrow. (KNS)