As Jammu Civil Secretariat braces up to its grandeur to receive the “Durbar Move” administrative set up within few days from now, the walled building on the Palace Road this time is getting tighter security cover than it had ever before.
Barbed wires as are generally seen on the borders are being erected on the walls of the building running parallel to the road and men and machinery is put on the job to complete the work within the stipulated time.
“We are assigned to bind these wires on the top of the walls and have been directed to complete the job within two days,” said the contractor who has undertaken the job to finish the binding of the barbed wire on the walls.
Since this time, it is a new feature being added as an obvious security cover for the Civil Secretariat, the administrative heads here have no knowledge of what is happening as a new development in the secretariat.
“I am not aware of any such development as I am out of station and have no knowledge of any barbed wires being erected on the Secretariat walls,” said Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal presenting complete ignorance over the development.
He however ruled out any information over the need of extra security cover for the Secretariat employees, which may have led to the erection of the barbed wires on its walls.
The Inspector General of Police, Ashok Gupta, who also by chance happened to be outside the state, too expressed astonishment over such development.
“There is no official information with me regarding any erection of the barbed wires on the wall of the Civil Secretariat. However, it may be a routine exercise and do not bear any consideration regarding the security aspect of the Secretariat,” said the IGP.
He dismissed any threat on the security front of the state for which the Civil Secretariat was provided tighter cover by enveloping it with the barbed wires.
What ever could be the reason for this new development to put up barbed wire on the walls of the Secretariat with administration dismissing it as a routine matter, an apprehension very much remains there as to why it is being done.