Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh on Saturday reviewed the security at the base camps of Baltal, Manigam and the starting point at Dumail in Kashmir as the first convoy carrying the Amarnath pilgrims will be flagged off from Jammu on Sunday.

More than 30,000 personnel of the Army, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, J&K Police and intelligence agencies are deployed for the security of the pilgrims. Besides, mountain rescue teams and also men of NDRF and SDRF are deployed.

The DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir SP Pani and SSP Ganderbal Mohammd Khalil Poswal during his visit. He reviewed the security and communication arrangements on yatra route and the helipad. The DGP took stock of the access control at these places and held a meeting with the officers at the Joint Police Control Room at Baltal.

During his meeting with the police and other security forces officers, the DGP stressed for better coordination among all the agencies for the smooth conduct of the yatra. He said that strict compliance of the directions should be ensured to plug any loophole.

Addressing the officers, Dilbag Singh said that strict adherence of timing should be ensured for regulating the yatra in a befitting manner. Full assistance should be provided to the pilgrims in need and they should be briefed not to move on the routes not covered under security and beyond scheduled timings. He wished the officers all the best and emphasised upon them to supervise the arrangements personally with proper briefing to the deployed personnel in their respective jurisdictions.

The DGP also took a round of the camps and chaired the meeting of the commandants of Army, CRPF and ITBP.

The meeting at Baltal was also attended by Police Yatra Officer SSP Sanjeev Khajuria, Assistant Police Yatra Offier Abrar Choudhary, SSP JPCR Zahid Malik, SSP Security Baltal Ravi Kant, Camp Director Baltal Nagender Singh Jamwal, and Camp Director Dumail Krishan Lal.