Acknowledges security lapses
STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has directed immediate enhancement of surveillance and review of the security management of all important installations and establishments in the State, in the aftermath of a major terror attack on a CRPF convoy and martyring its personnel in Pulwama on Thursday. However, on a national TV news channel, the Governor Satya Pal Malik, when asked about possible security lapses, said, “Security appears to have been compromised at several locations, which made the attack possible. Had highway checking been proper, no explosive-laden vehicle could have come so close to the convoy. There has been a breach. All forces, all of us, should take notice of it and discuss the issue. Loopholes have to be plugged.” He has also said such terror attacks will not deter the resolve of our security forces and people. The Governor strongly condemned the attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama, in which several personnel were martyred and many injured.
He has urged all the security forces’ commanders to enhance surveillance on every front and directed the District and Divisional Civil and Police Administration to immediately review the security management of all important installations and establishments, an official spokesperson said.
Malik has conveyed his grief and sincere sympathy to the families of the brave soldiers, who lost their lives in the attack, and prayed for an early recovery of the injured, he added.
Expressing serious concern on the attack, the governor has observed that the forces responsible for insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir are desperate and frustrated and just want to prove their presence.
Visibly, it seems to be guided from across the border as terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed the responsibility, the governor said.
He added that such actions will not deter the resolve of our security forces and people, and we will finish these inimical forces to the last.
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