STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Thursday met Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here and discussed the security situation in the state.
“During the meeting, the Union Home Secretary discussed the overall situation in the state with the Chief Minister,” an official spokesman said.
In his meeting with the Governor, Mehrishi held extensive discussions about issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order. They also discussed matters relating to the security situation along the IB and LoC, increasing attempts at infiltration and growing incidence of terrorism in the Valley.
Mehrishi, who arrived here this morning a day after a young Kashmiri Army officer was abducted and shot dead by militants in Shopian district. He will also chair a meeting of senior security officials, including Director General of Police S P Vaid, to get first-hand information about the security scenario in the state, particularly in Kashmir Valley.
Jammu and Kashmir had witnessed violence during the April 9 bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat in which eight people lost their lives in more than 200 incidents.
The Election Commission had also cancelled the May 25 bypoll to Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, saying situation there was not feasible for holding election.
There have been protests by students in the Valley last month against alleged police excesses. Students, including girls, were seen pelting stones on security personnel in these incidents.
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