Security setup put in place for Amarnath yatra,no threat: DGP

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2014 17:22 IST

Ruling out any specific threat with regard to the Amarnath yatra, Director General of Police (DGP), J&K K Rajindra Kumar on Saturday said elaborate security arrangements have been put in place at the ground level to deal with any challenges in connection with the yatra.

"There are no specific threat to Amarnath Yatra, but going by the inputs that used to come to us in the past few years, we are taking all necessary precautions.

But there is nothing specific on records,” DGP told reporters here today.

"All the security arrangements have been put in place for Amarnath yatra. The government of India (GoI) have made the forces available, which we needed for Amarnath yatra,” he said.

This year's annual Amarnath pilgrimage in South Kashmir Himalayas will begin on June 28 this year and conclude on Raksha Bandhan falling on August 10.

"Central armed police forces have been put on our disposal, whose development on the ground has been made. All the routes have been inspected from Lakhanpur to Baltal and also from Phalagan routes, where the security setup have been put on the ground,” DGP said.

"There are no specific inputs with regard to threat to Amarnath yatra, but we have made elaborate security arrangements by J&K Police and Central forces to deal with any challenge in connection with yatra,” Kumar said.

He further said that all necessary arrangements have been taken to ensure every possible precaution is taken and prevent even any such attempt.

"We have made adequate arrangements. I assure you we have put in sound security system in place. We have perfect synergy among all the forces including among Army, BSF, CRPF and Police," he said.

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