STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A senior police officer on Monday reviewed security arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations here, stressing for a proper briefing to the security personnel deployed in view of the threat of terror attacks and frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Jammu Zone Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh also called for effective and coordinated efforts at the grass roots level for a smooth conduct of the main function to be held at M A Stadium, a police spokesman said. He said senior officers of the police, Army, BSF, CRPF, central and Union Territory intelligence agencies and civil administration attended the meeting at the police control room here and discussed arrangements for the Republic Day functions. The IGP stressed that all officers should be briefed properly in view of the threat of terror attacks and frequent ceasefire violations from across the border, the spokesperson said. Reviewing the security arrangements made in and around the main venue of the function, the IGP called for proper and intensive foot patrolling and surveillance in and around the MA Stadium Jammu, checking of Hotels and other lodgements on regular basis and establish joint Nakas at select places in border areas so that anti-national elements trying to sneak in the city are intercepted in border area. On the border management front, Singh asked to erect checkpoints on all infiltration routes along the international border and the roads originating from the border and touching the national highway. The senior police officer also directed to intensify night patrolling. “All border police stations and posts, village defence committees be strengthened and proper briefing be given to them by supervisory offices on a daily basis regarding the nature or importance of duties to be performed by them,” the IGP said. During meeting IGP Jammu Zone, Jammu, stressed upon all the officers that proper briefing be given to the officers/ Officials deployed for Republic Day duties in view of threat of terror attacks and frequent ceasefire violations from across the border. IGP Jammu Zone emphasized that people from all walks of life are expected to join the Republic Day function for which adequate parking slots be identified in advance so that vehicles are parked in an orderly manner. Furthermore, a power point presentation was also given by SSP Jammu regarding detailed planned deployment for Republic Day function at M.A Stadium, Jammu and its surrounding areas. The officers participated in the meeting include ADD, IB, Jammu, SSP Jammu, Commandant Aux Police, II Bn, SSP Railways, SSP CID CI, Jammu, SSP PCR, Jammu, SSP CID SB Jammu, SSP Traffic, Jammu, SSP Security, Jammu SSP Operation, Jammu, SSP APCR, Jammu, SSP Traffic Rural, Addl. DC, Jammu, Asstt. Commissioner, Jammu, Rep from Hqrs 16 Corps/ Rep. from Hqrs.26 Inf. Div. Commandant, BSF/CRPF Bns. SP North/South/ Hqr/Rural, SP Telecommunication and Div. Fire Officer Jammu.
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