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Vohra takes charge in J&K, reviews security situation

Hard times:Security personnel deployed at Lal Chowkin Srinagar in Wednesday.NISSAR AHMAD

Hard times:Security personnel deployed at Lal Chowkin Srinagar in Wednesday.NISSAR AHMAD  

Issues proclamation to impose Governor’s rule; Assembly in suspended animation

Governor N.N. Vohra took over the reins of the administration in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, a day after coalition partners Peoples Democratic Party and the BJP parted ways.

He reviewed security preparedness in the militancy-hit State. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said Mr. Vohra issued the proclamation to impose Governor’s rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K, immediately after getting the President’s approval. He placed the Legislative Assembly under suspended animation.

The Governor held a meeting with senior administrative officers and key officials of the security forces. All orders issued by government departments on June 19 “were kept in abeyance,” as he issued fresh administrative orders. Mr. Vohra has appointed B.V.R. Subrahmanyam as Chief Secretary in place of B.B. Vyas. Mr. Vyas and former Senior Security Adviser, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Vijay Kumar, have been appointed Advisers to the Governor.

Border safety

The Governor called for cohesive action to enforce constant vigil on the International Border and the Line of Control, effectively maintain internal security and ensure the safety of the people, sensitive establishments and installations.

He asked representatives of all the security forces to identify existing gaps and ensure coordinated action on the ground for prompt and strong counter-terror responses. The meeting also reviewed important security-related issues for the Amarnath Yatra, which will begin on June 28.

Meanwhile, bodies of three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were recovered from Pulwama’s Tral area at the end of an encounter that started on Tuesday afternoon when security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation.

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