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After Kashmir move, police ramp up security ahead of Id

NEW DELHI 05/08/2019: Security personal on vigil at south block, in New Delhi on Monday. Photo Sandeep Saxena

NEW DELHI 05/08/2019: Security personal on vigil at south block, in New Delhi on Monday. Photo Sandeep Saxena   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Kashmir Bureau of Information chief makes arrangements for students to contact their family members in the Valley

In the wake of the recent developments related to Jammu and Kashmir, and upcoming celebrations for Independence Day and Id-ul-Azha, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik held a meeting with officers on Monday, asking them to be vigilant.

Mr. Patnaik briefed Special and Joint Police Commissioners about security and foot patrolling. “Apart from district police, we have deployed Reserve Police Force [paramilitary] at certain places in the city,” said an officer, adding that the commandos in anti-terror vans — Parakram — have been deployed at strategic locations here.

Officers have been instructed to increase patrolling frequency, especially in the busy markets, malls, government institutions, national monuments and State border areas.

“We are also coordinating with other security agencies concerned at the airport and railway stations, we have increased visibility of police,” added the officer.

Close eye on any activity

Meanwhile, the Liaison Officer appointed by the Jammu and Kashmir government was instructed to visit colleges and interact with Kashmiri students studying here.

“We are asking the college authorities to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students and keep a close watch on activities in hostels and mess areas,” said Deputy director with Kashmir Bureau of Information, Veedushi Kapoor.

She added that she got requests from students, who were worried about their families in Srinagar. “I have connected the students with the concerned DSP in Srinagar and they have spoken to their family members. We have distributed helplines numbers on social media for students and their family members,” she added.

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