Strengthen security grid to ensure zero cross-border infiltration in J&K: Amit Shah

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Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired a security review meeting with senior officials at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was also present in the meeting.

The Home Minister said the security grid should be further strengthened to ensure zero cross-border infiltration and to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a peaceful and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir.

The Home Minister lauded the officials for improving the security situation in the Union Territory. A Home Ministry release said they appreciated the reduction in terrorist incidents from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021 and the reduction in the number of security forces personnel killed from 91 to 42 in 2018.

The Union Home Minister emphasized on active operations against terrorists and denial of safe haven or financial assistance to them. He directed the security forces and police to ensure real-time coordination for effective anti-terrorist operations and monitoring the movements of terrorists from prisons.

The Home Minister ordered further strengthening of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in J&K to suppress narco-terrorism.

Earlier in the day, Shah along with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha visited the proposed high-security prison site at Mahanpur in Kathua district.

This is Shah’s second visit to Jammu in less than five months. Earlier, he had visited Jammu and Kashmir last October. (ANI)

First published:March 19, 2022, 8:43 pm

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