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Guv chairs security review meet

Srinagar, Oct 6: Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday called for heightened vigil ahead of municipal polls in the state and ensuring safety of protected persons.
Malik was chairing a security review meeting at Raj Bhavan in which senior civil, police, central Armed Police, Army, and State and Central Intelligence Agencies participated.
“After obtaining sector- wise assessments of the prevailing security situation and arising challenges Governor emphasized the crucial importance of maintaining a sustained close watch on the ground situation, and appreciated the sustained real time coordination and synergy between the Security Forces and the Civil Administration,” said a spokesman.
“Considering the pattern of attempts to disturb law and order in the past few days Governor especially stressed the need of a heightened vigil and ensuring the safety of protected persons and the security of all important establishments and installations.”
Governor discussed about the issues relating to the welfare of the police personnel and their families. Lauding the commitment of Security Forces towards their duty and bravery and sacrifices made by them during discharge of their duties, Governor stressed that it is our responsibility to take care of welfare of our police personnel and their families. He directed for every possible effort be made to assuage their grievances.
The meeting discussed security arrangements made for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming elections to the Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats and the need of a safe environment for the elections.