Srinagar : As Union Home Minister, Amit Shah is embarking on his first visit to Kahmir valley, security agencies have drafted a comprehensive plan for the security situation.
Home Minister is visiting the state for two days.
According to the official sources, Shah will reach Srinagar in the late afternoon and spend the night at Raj Bhavan.
“The visit has been advanced due to the HM’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will chair a high-level security meeting in Srinagar during his visit,” sources said.
“He will also meet Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, and discuss the prevailing security scenario in the state with the governor,” sources added.
Sources informed Good Morning Kashmir that, this year’s yatra will see highest ever deployment which include 42,000 paramilitary soldiers, apart from army and J&K police personnel.
Home Ministry sources were also quoted as saying that , the agencies have highlighted two big security concerns — a vehicle-borne IED attack and an attack in area around Jawahar tunnel — and the prepared detailed responses to both.
Amit Shah is not visiting the Jammu or the Ladakh divisions of the state during tomorrow’s visit.
Among other threats that the agencies have discussed and prepared for are grenade attacks, abduction of pilgrims and strikes by militants impersonating as security personnel.
To deal with the threats, forces have deployed, apart from regular units, six specialised Quick Action Teams. The agencies have also pressed in choppers and UAVs to carry out air-borne surveillance.
“All the information about movement of civilians can be monitored and suspicious movement can be detected at once,”sources said.