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Updated: July 7, 2010 21:04 IST

Omar speaks to Manmohan; Pillai assures Centre’s support

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. File photo
PTI Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. File photo

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday briefed the Prime Minister on the law and order situation in the Valley, even as Home Secretary G.K. Pillai arrived in Srinagar to take stock of the situation.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over phone and briefed him on the law and order situation in the Valley.

Mr. Omar apprised the Prime Minister about the steps being taken by the State government in restoring normalcy in the State which include cracking down on mischief makers and miscreants, sources said.

The Chief Minister also spoke twice to Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Defence Minister A.K. Antony about the developments.

Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai who flew in here from Delhi to take stock of the situation after a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security met the Chief Minister and reviewed the overall law and order situation.

Mr. Pillai assured the Chief Minister of complete support of the Centre in maintaining peace in the Valley.

The two discussed measures that were being taken to put an end to the ongoing violent protests that left three people dead.

After meeting the Chief Minister, Mr. Pillai also chaired a meeting of officials of CRPF, Army and State Police and Intelligence Bureau. Earlier, Mr. Pillai met State Police Chief Kuldeep Khoda and Commander of 15 Corps Lt Gen G.S. Marwah.

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