26: The security of the Srinagar and the
Jammu airports have been handed over to the Central Industrial Security Force
(CISF) and all police personnel posted there have been called back with
immediate effect, officials said on Wednesday.
personnel of executive and armed wings posted at the Jammu and the Srinagar
airports are transferred to their respective wings and parent departments
immediately, an order issued by ADGP S J M Geelani said.
The order stated
that gazetted officers who were posted at the twin airports should report to
the police headquarters.
at Sanjichat and Katra, used for ferrying pilgrims to the cave shrine of
Vaishnodevi, would be guarded by police personnel only.
reasons, 10 police personnel shall remain attached with the Jammu airport and
14 with the Srinagar airport, the order said.
Jammu and Kashmir administration last month ordered that airports in Srinagar
and Jammu be brought under the security cover of the CISF after the arrest of
Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh.
Singh, who was
caught with Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a car in Kulgam in January, was
posted as the deputy superintendent of police at the Srinagar airport.
CISF is the
national civil aviation security force and at present guards 61 airports,
including the ones in Delhi and Mumbai.