All schools, colleges to remain closed today; Section 144 imposed
STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: In view of expected Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid verdict, DGP J&K, Dilbag Singh reviewed security and law and order situation here. All government and private schools and colleges shall remain closed on Saturday across the Jammu region. The examinations scheduled for tomorrow, if any, shall stand postponed and fresh dates will be notified separately, as per an order issued by Director School Education Jammu Anuradha Gupta. Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed from midnight today in all the districts of Jammu zone till further orders, according to Inspector General of Police Jammu Mukesh Singh. Chairing a review meeting, Singh said that the officers must work out their plans and implement them on ground level. He said that there should be clarity of thought while devising plans and while executing them. He directed the officers to initiate action whatever they feel necessary. He impressed upon all the field commanders to take decisions and implement them in consultation with district authorities. He said that all preparations must be made in advance and we should be ready for any requirement. The DGP also directed the officers particularly district SsP to have meetings with the force commanders in their respective districts, share their apprehensions and preparations besides assigning roles to all forces. He directed the district SsP to ensure that officers are available on the ground. He advised the district authorities to discourage religious processions in sensitive areas. He said that adequate deployment be made in vulnerable pockets and communities should be sensitised. He reminded the officers that Pakistan is hell-bent on creating trouble and exploit any situation on border as well as in the hinterland. He directed that Border grid, City grid and Highway grid must remain alert and Nakas with all ware-withal be put in place at the important locations / roads. He also directed the officers to take care of residual terrorism besides taking preventive measures against trouble mongers. He directed that religious places and places of worship must be protected and any attempt to create any communal trouble must be neutralised with suitable advance action. He expressed confidence that police and security forces will be able to take care of any of the challenges, as they have done in recent past.
The meeting was attended by Dr B Srinivas, ADGP (CID) J&K, A K Choudhary ADGP Coordination, PHQ, S J M Gillani, ADGP Armed, Muneer Ahmad Khan ADGP (Security, L&O), Sharad Kapoor GoC 26 Division Jammu, Mukesh Singh, IGP Jammu, Danesh Rana IGP Armed Jammu, N S Jamwal IG BSF Jammu, Charu Sinha, IG CRPF, Jammu, Vivek Gupta DIG JSK Range and other senior officers.
The Range DIsG and District SsP of Jammu region (except of Jammu and Samba) attended the meeting through video conferencing.
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