HM Shah praises agencies for improving law and order situation in J&K

Ahead of G20 meeting in Srinagar, HM Shah reviewed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR/ NEW DELHI | Updated: 13 April, 2023 10:13 pm IST
HM Amit Shah along with NSA Ajit Doval and J&K LG Manoj Sabha reviewed security situation in J&K

As Jammu and Kashmir gears up for their biggest international meet in more than seven decades, the central government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure its success.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level security meeting on Thursday over the law-and-order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting holds significance as Srinagar is set to host the third meeting of the G20 Tourism Working Group from May 22 to 24.

HM Shah appreciated the efforts of security agencies and the administration in reducing cross-border infiltration and improving law and order in the union territory. He also advised strengthening routine policing.

Amit Shah also reviewed the Area Domination Plan, Zero Terror Plan, Law and Order situation, cases related to UAPA and other security-related issues.

The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, J&K LG Sinha, DGP Dilbagh Singh, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, DG CID R Swain and other top officials of the BSF, CRPF and intelligence wings.

Besides, Director of Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka, R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel, and NIA Director General DG Dinkar Gupkar also participated in the meeting.

The meeting comes a day after the Union Home secretary took the first review of the officials at North Block. Sources in the MHA said that the Home Minister stressed ensuring all possible arrangements for the peaceful conduct of the G20 meetings in Srinagar in May.

HM Shah expressed his satisfaction over the lowest-ever militant count in J&K. He hailed the efforts of the police and other security forces for doing their best to root out militancy from J&K soil and directed them to step up anti-militancy operations to eliminate the remaining militants.

The Home Minister also hailed the efforts being put in by J&K LG Manoj Sinha in ensuring fast-track development in J&K. “He asked the LG Sinha and officials to maintain coordination and ensure all arrangements for the G20 meetings are put in place,” the sources said.

The Home Minister also expressed his satisfaction over the massive decline in local militant recruitment and almost zero infiltration in 2022.

HM Shah, according to a reliable source, also directed the security agencies operating in J&K to maintain close coordination, keep a close watch on anti-national elements and ensure peace prevails in the UT.

“The Home Minister stated that police, security forces, as well as the Central agencies including the NIA should work together and maintain a close synergy to make peace a permanent feature,” the source said.

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